Powder room cabinet

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Project by ronstar posted 06-17-2019 05:54 PM 924 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted a cabinet for our powder room. Made one from poplar, primed with Zinsser BIN primer, spray painted with Rust-Oleum chalk paint. I’m going to add some chalk paint wax at some point.

Added 3 photos and plan 6/18. Put some Annie Sloan chalk paint wax on the back and didn’t like it. So I rubbed the wax off with mineral spirits and repainted.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 06-17-2019 06:38 PM

It’s beautiful, we could use a few more pics though.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 06-17-2019 07:35 PM

Nice looking!

-- Pax - Maryland

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#3 posted 06-17-2019 09:21 PM

As per Jerry’s comment and I would also like to read about the finishing method you use please.
I will be checking back later….!!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 06-17-2019 11:08 PM

great cabinet i like the clean sweeping lines.would never have thought about using chalk paint though,looks good.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 06-17-2019 11:14 PM

Thanks – I’ll add some more photos tomorrow after I put the Annie Sloan wax on it.

As for the finishing method:

1. Rattle can Zinsser BIN shellac based primer. Sand with 220 grit
2. Several coats of rattle can Rustoleum chalk paint (charcoal). Light sanding at 320 grit between coats. I found the chalk paint to be very prone to chipping and smudging even after drying overnight.
3. Tomorrow I’m going to try Annie Sloan wax as a ‘topcoat’. I did test Minwax polycrylic (rattle can) and Varathane water base poly over the chalk paint on the inside shelf. Didn’t like the look of any water based poly topcoat. Added a blue tint and was too glossy.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#6 posted 06-18-2019 06:25 AM

That’s a great piece, I really like it.Congrats on your DT3.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#7 posted 06-18-2019 11:19 AM

I love the design. Great job on the finish.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 06-18-2019 02:04 PM

Ditto on all the comments so far. Very nice design. Can you also add some dimensions?

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#9 posted 06-18-2019 02:23 PM

No frills design really makes the leg details stand out. I like it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 06-19-2019 05:58 PM

I love the splayed leg look and the door handle! Nice job!

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#11 posted 06-19-2019 09:55 PM

Thanks everyone – Dimensions are 32” high x 26” wide x 12” deep – one of the photos is a dimensioned plan

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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