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DIY Painted Cabinet

Give a basic cabinet an upgrade with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk and FolkArt Treasure Gold! This unique project is part of our Refinish & Relove with Sherrie blog series, where our expert crafter Sherrie, shares her tips and tricks for transforming old furniture pieces into something new. Try this easy DIY furniture flip now!

At a Glance:

Project #15605 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - Nautical, 8 oz. - 34161

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Basecoating Set, 2 pc. - 50557

Number Needed: 1 $7.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 4 oz. - 5535

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Thrift Store Cabinet
  • Wood Block
  • Paper Plate
 

instructions

  1. Remove hardware. Remove all removable shelving. Basecoat furniture with Nautical from the top down to a diagonal on the front and along the sides as shown in photo.
  2. Paint from the bottom to the Nautical with Treasure Gold.
  3. Pour Nautical on to the plate. Place the larger flat piece of wood block into the paint and dab on to the plate to remove excess. Glide the Nautical paint into the Treasure Gold as shown in the video clip.
  4. Paint the back of bookshelf with Treasure Gold.
  5. Paint the inside sides and shelves with Nautical.
Check out more details about this project in our Refinish & Relove with Sherrie blog series: https://plaidonline.com/plaid-palette/april-2020/refinish-relove-with-sherrie-diy-cabinet

resources

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Learn how to use the complete line from FolkArt Home Decor: Chalk, Tools, and Stencils.

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Related FAQs

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Yes, it is highly recommended that you seal your project to ensure maximum protection.
Use Wax to achieve a soft, smooth finish with your choice of Clear, Antique or White. Wax should be applied every 6-12 months or as needed for high traffic surfaces. It is for indoor use only. An alternative to Wax is Matte Varnish. Use this on heavily used furniture. It can be used for indoor or outdoor projects.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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