Add Age To A New Cabinet

Hello my sweet friends!

I’ve been working on a fun project for a friend this week.

You know, most of the time, when I redo a piece of furniture, the piece is vintage, antique, or just plain old.  A thrift store find.  Or a garage sale gem.

But sometimes one finds the perfect piece for a space at a real store.

Wait, what?

My friend found this cabinet at our local Homegoods, and while the storage is perfect for her bathroom,  the rustic wood finish wasn’t exactly what she was looking for.


painted cabinet before 1

Enter me and my trusty paint brush.  I had great fun making over this  piece by using paint and glaze to add age to a new cabinet.

I painted the cabinet with three coats of Maison Blanche paint in Maison White.  I’m not sure what kind of wood this cabinet is made from, but it’s kind of rough and porous, so it took more coats to cover.

After painting, I sanded all of the surfaces well, (for the record, I. hate. cubbies.), sanding down to expose the raw wood in some spots.

I wanted the distressed areas to stand out, but didn’t want to use dark wax on the entire piece because my friend wanted the overall color to remain white.
painted cabinet 3


Enter glaze, Ralph Lauren glaze in Smoke.  I’ve had this stuff forever, and I love it.  I added just a tiny bit of glaze to the distressed areas with my finger, then wiped it off with a soft cloth, leaving just a bit of color.


painted cabinet 2


The paint really changed the look of this cabinet, even giving it a more substantial look.

The entire piece received two coats of polyacrylic, to protect it from the moisture of the bathroom.


How To Add Age To A New Cabinet With Paint And Glaze from Reinvented


The moral of this story?  Don’t be afraid to buy  new and add age to a new cabinet to get exactly what you want for your space.

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