There are few thing I enjoy more than repurposing thrift store finds! Here are a couple $3 cabinets from my local Habitat For Humanity Restore that I couldn’t wait to get to!
Keep scrolling to see the steps I took to make the final product. You can do this too! It’s so easy!
Remove all the hardware. This usually takes under a minute if you own an electric drill. (P.S. I have a bucket of hardware that I keep stashed away for further use – you never know when you’re going to use them.)
Tape off the middle section of the cabinet door with painters tape.
This step can be optional depending on if you want your piece distressed or not. I want EVERYTHING distressed so it was a no-brainer. Here I am using the “Vaseline” method of distressing. Lightly wipe on some Vaseline or petroleum jelly to whatever areas you want to later distress.
Choose any color you want and start painting. I choose General Finishes Antique White milk paint. I put on 3 coats, letting each coat dry in between.
The “not so fun” step … having to spray paint. Right now it’s Winter so I have to spray in my freezing cold garage but in the Summer this part isn’t so bad! Take your time here and make sure it’s fully covered. Give it an hour or so between coats. I gave mine two full coats.
Distress and add hardware!
I put hardware on for a chalk holder … again totally optional.
Thanks for reading! Hope you can find some trash to make treasure this week!