Lightly Distressed China Cabinet

A handed down china cabinet goes from a glossy cherry wood to a matte, off-white color that is lightly distressed. The final product fits in perfectly with our modern farmhouse!
Step 1: To prepare the cabinet for painting I removed or taped off the hardware. Next I removed the shelves (which I painted on a drop cloth). Finally I protected the glass by covering it with newspaper and taping it in place with painters tape.
Step 2: I added two layers of off white chalk paint to the cabinet, making sure to cover up any thin spots the second time.
Step 3: Next I lightly sanded the edges and corners. I wanted the piece to remain timeless so I went easy on the sanding. I used a handheld sanding block to sand the edges of doors, raised details, and corners.


And Step 4: I added wax to protect my finished piece. The clear furniture wax keeps it safe from scratches and water, without changing the color or tint. I applied it with a clean, lint-free cloth. Then I went over the wax in a circular motion with a new cloth.
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