Time to start painting! For smaller projects, I love using the FolkArt Home Decor chalk paint line of products. Don’t let the reasonable price fool you: this chalk paint is excellent quality, very easy to use, and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors. The colors I used for this project is Adrionack White and Sheepskin.
I wanted the paint to crackle here and there on the doors, so I spot applied FolkArt Home Decor Crackle Medium in random spots on the doors. I let it dry thoroughly before applying the paint.
Next up was painting. I only painted one coat, working quickly over where I had applied the crackle medium before so I didn’t pull any of it off.
Here is the two doors side by side after the paint dried. The one on the left is the Adrionack White and the one on the right is the Sheepskin.
I distressed the all the edges with 150 grit sandpaper to really give these doors an aged effect.
I used the FolkArt Home Decor Waxes in Antiquing and Clear to finish up the project. I applied the Antiquing wax first. Since the bottle was small, I poured a bit of the wax on a paper plate so I could use my large wax brush. I brushed the Antiquing wax on working in areas, then immediately wiped off the excess wax with a clean, damp cloth. After leaving it dry thoroughly, I did the same thing with the Clear wax, only I let each area sit for a few minutes and then wiped off the excess with a clean, dry cloth.
I’m pretty happy with the results! I used them on top of my end tables in my front room where I needed to fill up some empty wall space. Of course these are not limited to using just like this – you can hang them on your wall, use them as back plates for hooks, make them into trays… the list goes on and on! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the DIY repurposed cabinet doors tutorial, and we hope it inspires you to make some of your own!