DIY Farmhouse Painted Cabinet

This DIY farmhouse painted cabinet has totally transformed our home’s entryway! It was so cute before, but I just wasn’t loving the green. Y’all, now it’s chippy and white and distressed and I can’t get enough of it! Chippy white paint is for sure my love language if you know what I mean!! Here’s a quick shot of the before…

green cabinet with open wire doors on top

My first step was to lightly sand the piece all over. I sanded more heavily in the areas I knew I wanted to distress later on because I didn’t want a ton of the green to show through. Then I rubbed a small votive candle on all the exposed wood to help the paint resist those areas.

diy farmhouse painted cabinet
farmhouse style painted furniture

Isn’t she pretty?! I layered colors on the cabinet and played around with a couple different types of paint to add depth and more of an aged look to the piece. The first two layers were Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.

chippy white painted cabinet
tall painted chippy white cabinet

I love painting furniture with Fusion’s Paints because they’re Zero VOC’s so you can paint inside your house and there’s no odor or fumes! It’s perfect for moms who do a lot of paint projects during naptime or in the evenings! Fusion Mineral Paints are really easy to use, and usually you don’t have to prep your piece unless it has a glossy finish on it already. Even then, a little primer and you’re good to go!

distressed white painted farmhouse style storage cabinet
diy farmhouse painted cabinet

For the second layer, I added two coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Ironstone. Milk Paint can be really fun to paint with because it gives you that chippy farmhouse look! It’s different in that you have to mix it yourself, which is a little intimidating at first, but it’s really not that hard to use. And if you’re feeling unsure, there are lots of helpful tutorials on Miss Mustard Seed’s website.

chippy white painted entryway furniture
aged and weathered farmhouse style cabinet

After the paint was good and dry, I very lightly sanded some of the rough and grainy areas, and I used a plastic putty knife to chip away at the layers. I chipped it down to the wood on areas that would naturally wear over time. Think about the edges, the top, near the floor… Any areas that would naturally get dinged or bumped into. After distressing, I sealed the entire piece with Fusion Mineral’s Tough Coat to protect the finish.

diy painted farmhouse cabinet

I absolutely love how this DIY farmhouse painted cabinet turned out! It’s quintessential farmhouse style with my favorite combo… white and woodgrain. I hope this post inspires you to go out and have some fun with paint! Thanks for following along…

Love, Brittany
diy chippy paint technique

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  1. I have been looking for so so long for that white distressed cabinet you DIY’d. Do you happen to know where I can find one? I would just love to find and purchase one. Any help you could offer would be so very appreciated. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! [email protected], please email me if you have any suggestions, I would be eternally appreciative!!!

    1. Hi Cheryl! Thank you so much!! 😁 This particular one is a hand-me-down piece from my aunt. I have seen similar pieces at antique shops and even at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. You could try looking on Facebook marketplace for your area. I often find really good stuff on there but you just have to search often. It’s so hard to share sources for antiques because of the nature of it all. But I wish you luck on the hunt for your perfect cabinet!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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