Farmhouse Stepback Cupboard

By Fallon_Market House Restorations, Owner at Market House Restorations, LLC in Salem, VA.

Winning Category

I found this "potentially" amazing piece in a trash pile on the side of the road! It was literally cut in HALF, it didn't have a backside, the front doors were covered with old rotten pegboards and every shelf on the inside was covered in mold, dirt, grime and everything else you can imagine. When I realized it was a stepback cupboard, I was in love and willing to poor as much of myself into it as I could so that it would look original and beautiful again.

After the cleaning, fixing, sanding and restoring process was complete, I painted the entire piece with General Finishes Stain Blocker. I then hand sanded it with 220 grit sandpaper to make it extra smooth. As far as color goes, I wanted it to look like an original off-white farmhouse cupboard, therefore I didn't want to use Snow White but I also didn't want to use Antique White, so I decided to mix the two! I went with 1 quart of General Finishes Snow White and 1 pint of General Finishes Antique White. It was the perfect combination to achieve the look I was going for. I finished it off with 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat.  I also cleaned up the hardware and gave it a fresh new coat of paint. 

Products Used

  • General Finishes Stain Blocker,
  • General Finishes Snow White
  • General Finishes Antique White
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat, Flat

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