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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…