Let us show you how we took this cheap-looking MDF cabinet and brought it back to life with bright orange paint, some raised-stencilling and a little gold wax. The finished look is a little Bohemian. Here is the step-by-step.
- Aperol Spritz Milk Paint by Fusion
- Fusion Hemp Oil
- Fusion Embossing Pearl Paste
- Fusion Pale Gold Metallic Paint
- Cup/Bowl for mixing
- 200 grit Sandpaper
- Staalmeester Flat Brush
- Staalmeester Pointed Sash Brush
Since the cabinet is raw MDF board, no sanding or other prep was needed. We mixed equal parts Aperol Spritz Fusion Milk Paint and water, and then adjusted the consistency slightly to make it a bit thicker. We let the mixed paint stand 15 minutes to make sure the powder dissolves properly.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to mix Milk Paint
We wanted to add a little design to our otherwise flat cabinet using a raised stencil technique. To achieve this we stencilled on Fusion Embossing Pearl Paste onto our stencil and spread the embossing paste evenly over the stencil with a scraper. We added 3 mandala patterns to our cabinet, washing the stencil after each application. We let the embossing paste dry for 12 hours.
After the embossing paste hardened, we painted the raised detail with our Aperol Spritz colour using the Staalmeester pointed sash brush.
Once the paint dried, we sealed the cabinet with Fusion Hemp Oil.
The end result figuratively had our jaws on the floor!
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