Location: Santa Cruz
Time: 10-12 hours
Cost: My cabinet didn't require any purchases, but the basic materials would cost between $25-30
Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:1. Medium grit sandpaper and sanding block
4. Wood filler
5. Latex or spray primer
6. Craft and other acrylic paints
7. Fabric scraps, twigs, dried moss, leaves and other decorative elements
8. Templates for painting the glass doors (not pictured)
9. Glue gun or glue (not pictured)
Share step-by-step instructions for how you completed the project: 1. Start with a wood cabinet. It can be something from a tag sale, flea market or something that has simply become outdated. In my case, I found this dusty cabinet on the sidewalk in my neighborhood.
2. Using the sandpaper and sanding block, rough up the surface of the cabinet. If necessary, use the screwdriver to remove the doors and hardware.
3. If the cabinet has any holes or nicks that require filling, use the wood filler and sand it according to the instructions.
4. Prime the cabinet with one coat of latex or spray primer. If the cabinet has a lot of detail, the spray primer will give a more even coat.
5. Paint the cabinet using latex or acrylic craft paints. Depending on the desired effect, colors can be layered and sanded to "peek through" the top coat.
6. If there are glass doors in the cabinet, tape the stencils to the back of the glass.
7. Using the fine-tipped craft paint, trace the stencil lines with small dots or other designs. A wide variety of printable stencils can be found at: Stencil Library
8. Reattach the doors and hardware.
9. Using a glue gun or glue, add fabric, twigs or other natural elements.
10. Hang the cabinet using the original hardware.