Drab 70's to Awesome!!

By Debbie

I found this ugly duckling on Craigslist and immediately wanted it, for what, wasn't sure but NEEDED it.   My thought it would become a coffee bar or something.  I didn't want to paint it white - BORING - so I went with General Finishes Coastal Blue for the body.  But first I sanded it down on the top and the drawers.  I used a sanding/deglosser on the body.  My plan was to use Java gel on the top and the drawers but that thought went away when I realized my can was almost empty.  

I live in a HOA place, and was thinking we were gonna be asked to leave once I started sanding on my front walk way...but no one rang my bell in the next few days.  Once that job was done I brought it into my kitchen and set to cleaning and painting.  I opened the can of Coastal Blue and it was lovely.  I painted the body of the cabinet, then tought about the top, extension and drawers.  "Coastal" means driftwood right?  So I stained those pieces with Varathane Carbon Grey and dry brushed more Coastal Blue on top.  

I sealed the top and drawers with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in flat.  I really wanted to try white wax on something so I figured what the heck.  I used Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis natural furniture wax in white.  I added silver knobs and called her done, LOVE IT!

Products Used

General Finishes Coast Blue milk paint
Varathane Carbon Gray stain
Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis White Wax
General Finishes High Performance Top Coat - Flat

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