$10 Custom Bathroom Storage

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My bathroom cabinet was damaged in the move and scratched up a little. It was in need of an update. I decided to create my own custom finish by sanding and waxing to achieve a look I was happy with.

I started by removing the door. I sanded lightly with fine sand paper and began by adding white wax using a chip brush. I began with the door so I could be sure I was going to like it before doing the entire cabinet.

I coated it with white wax and let dry.

I sanded it lightly and brushed on a custom color I mixed using acrylic paint and wax, then let it dry.

I started on the cabinet and reinstalled the door for the next coat of wax. I continued waxing the cabinet till it matched the door and was ready for the next color of wax.

I mixed some gun metal acrylic paint with clear wax and added a coat. I applied it lightly using a chip brush, coating it thicker in areas and lighter in other areas to allow other colors to show through.

I let that dry, then added a coat of clear wax to protect the finish.

I placed it in the bathroom and began adding a little decor. I am happy with how it turned out.

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  • Jackiesbichon
    on Nov 20, 2018

    Where did you get your shower curtain?

  • Annie
    on Nov 20, 2018

    Great cabinet and technique how much paint to wax please

    • Michael Scott
      on Nov 20, 2018

      I use 1 part paint to 1 part wax, a little less paint will allow more of the wood and other colors to show through. I start with clear was and add color till I’m happy with the color and consistency.

  • Pam
    on Nov 20, 2018

    how did you fill in the damaged area before painting?

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  • Melin
    on Dec 22, 2018

    Love it! What a dramatic, stylish and beautiful transformation ~ and so professionally well done. Kudos!

  • Debbie
    on Jan 16, 2019

    Really like the colors. Looks awesome

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