Last week I found a pair of orangey pine cabinets that were a great size and shape, but were not my favorite color.
I thought these cabinets would look great with a chippy look, but did not want the orange to show through. I decided to stain them with a very dark brown wood stain.
|2 coats of dark stain directly on the orange pine|
While the stain was drying, I drove to my local lumber store and bought some solid wood beadboard for the backs.
I mixed up some Boxwooed, Flow Blue and Ironstones milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed and created my own color.
I painted the cabinets with a few coats of the milk paint and as it was drying I white washed the insides with white chalk paint.
After the paint dried, I scraped off the paint flakes and distressed the edges a bit.
After attaching the headboard to the back of the cabinets, I sealed the pair in clear wax.
It still amazes me what difference paint can make!