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Chalk Paint Antique Cabinet Makeover Save
Can you believe all that this cabinet cost me was $5 and some new knobs? Yeah, me either! I was so stoked to see this lady at the last auction I went to (you know me, I’m the auction junkie) and couldn’t believe that not a single person wanted her. I was fine with it since I got her so cheap, but come on, the potential!

urns out that this used to be a sewing cabinet. When I opened the drawer I found a thread bobbin rack in it, but ripped it out so I could use this as my nightstand. The top also had these odd divits in them, any clue what this part was for?

Posted by Kristina B. from Springfield, Illinois, United States • Published See Kristina B.'s 8 projects »
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  • Step 1

    First things first, clean off the cabinet and LIGHTLY sand off any stuck on gunk and debris.

  • Step 2

    Tape off any areas you don't want to paint- to be sure you have a solid seal on the tape, run a credit card (or thick cardstock) along the tape edge to smooth it out

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. Chalk Paint Antique Cabinet Makeover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint the desired areas with your chalk paint, letting dry between layers.

    Then, rub on the clear wax until the desired amount/sheen is on the cabinet.

    Let sit for 24 hours to cure- then move her inside to enjoy after adding decorative knobs!

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