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Farmhouse style restoration of a China Cabinet

by | Mar 18, 2021 | Cabinets and wardrobes, Side Furniture, Whites and Light Colours | 0 comments

Restoration of a China cabinet

Upgrading furniture is my passion. For this china cabinet with missing legs and yellowed windows, Colorantic’s Volcano paint colour was my inspiration to give it a chic and vintage look. Here is what I used to upgrade this solid wood retro piece of furniture.

china cabinet
china cabinet

The preparation

Although the Colorantic paint adheres well, a light sanding with the sanding block (rough side) is recommended to allow for the complete adhesion on this piece of furniture. Using a clean, damp cloth, it is important to remove all traces of dirt and dust with our cleaner and varnish remover. If you are painting the handles and hinges, you will want to give them a quick sanding too!


The transformation

I went for Colorantic’s CottonBall paint colour on the inner backdrop of the china cabinet, as well as on the shelves, to brighten up the interior. This neutral colour coordinates perfectly with the Volcano Grey used for the exterior. Two coats were enough to cover the entire piece. Once the paint was dry, install chicken wire on the inner edges of the doors (where the glass panes were original) using a staple gun. The European paint brush was the perfect choice to use for this project.



To soften any small brushstrokes left behind, the fine side of the sanding block was used for a smoother finish. Grey wax applied with the 16mm wax brush has aged the curves and corners of the china cabinet beautifully. This gives it a contemporary farmhouse style. To further protect the outside, I used Natural Beeswax. The Colorantic colours have given this cabinet a new neutral, chic and trendy look.

china cabinet
Claire gendron et son chien amoureuse de la peinture à la craie

Claire Gendron

Claire Gendron loves chalk based paint and vintage furniture. She is a fan of upgrading furniture and creating magnificent, sober, and elegant pieces. Claire Gendron works as a heart of the company L'Atelier du Meubles Vintage. She has more than one brush in her bag. She will surprise you more than once with her unique and charming creations! It is once again the wonderful Colorantic chalk based paint that is highlighted during its sublime creations. An efficient and ecological product. It adheres to all surfaces whether porous, smooth or glossy. The Colorantic chalk based paints and products are perfect for all original projects! Moreover, Colorantic brushes are specially designed for the use of chalk based paint! The colour palette is complete. And if you have a particular colour, it's always easy by taking a custom colour via their website! Colorantic's Chalk based paint gives you a beautiful matte finish, which you can protect with wax, varnish or glaze! Not just this, you can also paint on fabric! Colorantic experts are here to answer all your questions. And advise you on ambitious projects! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, all the advice given will help you carry out your project!


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