Are you an Antique dealer or do you have a passion for antiques, but are having a hard time finding the perfect antique cabinets for your new home? It is easy to find everyday white cabinets; they sell them at every home goods store. So why not create your own antique cabinets with these easy tips from HGTV?
Here is what you will need for this project:
• rubber gloves
• painters’ tape
• sanding block
• 80-grit sandpaper
• mocha-tinted antiquing glaze
• spray polyurethane (non-yellowing)
• small paint brush
Put on your rubber gloves then take a damp, wet rag and wipe your cabinets clean. Make sure they are dry before moving to the next step. Next, use your painters’ tape along the edges of your cabinet to prevent glaze from getting on your walls
Sand Wood Edges
Wrap your 80-grit sandpaper around your sanding block. Sand the raised edges and corners of each. Sand until the wood underneath the paint is fully exposed.
Add a small amount of glaze to your clean rag. Start on the front of one cabinet and apply your antiquing glaze in a circular motion. Repeat this step until you covered the front of the cabinet and all sides.
Smooth Out Circular Marks
Now that all your cabinets have a coat of glaze, take another clean rag and smooth out the glaze. Wipe the glaze up and down or side to side motion until it achieves the look you were looking for.
Use a small paint brush and add more glaze to the distressed parts of the cabinet, as well as the doors. Once all parts have glaze, take a clean rag and carefully wipe off excess glaze that has spilled out of the distressed spot. You can do this by wrapping the cloth around your index finger.
After 24 Hours
Spray a very light layer of polyurethane. Please note your materials above; you want to use non-yellowing sealer.
Take a Picture!
Last step is to take a picture of your cabinets; before and after, and send it to Transit Systems at email@example.com. We would love to see what you created!
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