A New Look For a Purple Cabinet



Hello!!!  I have a fun project to share with you today.  A few months ago one of my neighbors asked me to paint a purple cabinet she had bought at a garage sale.  She's got the patience of a saint because it took me a long time to get to this one.  I had a lot of other commitments and finally had time to give this purple cabinet a new look.


Here's how the cabinet looked before:








My neighbor wanted the cabinet to be a similar finish to be like this dresser I did three years ago.  


I got started painting and decided to use Vintage Linen by Debi's Design Diary.  I'm a big fan of this paint!


This purple cabinet was stubborn and needed 4 coats of paint to cover that lovely color.  After the paint was dry it was time to wax.

I learned awhile ago, that it's a lot easier to use dark wax if you mix it with some clear.  The ratio I use depends on how dark I want the wax.  On this project I used about 3/4 dark to 1/4 clear.



I like to mix the paint on an aluminum foil covered plate.  It's an easy way to mix it up, then if you don't use it all you can wrap it up in the foil and use it again another time.  


 I gave the cabinet a coat of wax, then in the places I wanted darker I added a bit more dark wax.

Here's the cabinet all done and ready to go home!






My favorite part of the cabinet is the hardware.  


Here you can see a bit more of the depth in the paint from the wax. 










When my neighbor came to pick up her cabinet she was very happy with the outcome.  I have to admit I was sad to see this one go!

Thanks so much for reading!!  Have a great week!













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