China cabinets are a fantastic makeover! With a great bones to work with, and some fun style, you can customize your China cabinet makeover using any Milk Paint by Fusion color! Think out of the box for ideas of what you can do with a china cabinet.
Usually used to store your fine china and dish ware, we took this makeover to the new level and instead of storing dishes, we are showcasing it with a collection of faux succulents and plants - we are loving this great display! How about showcasing your collection of shoes and handbags, hats, or even a miniature dollhouse. The ideas are endless!
Here's what you're going to need for this project:
- China Cabinet
- TSP Alternative
- Painters Tape (Optional but recommended)
- Terrarium Milk Paint
- Mixing Cup and Whisk
- Staalmeester Round Brush
- Staalmeester Flat Brush
- Fusion Mineral Paint - Picket Fence
- Fusion Clear Wax
Our first step was to clean the entire piece with Fusion TSP Alternative diluted with water. This will remove years of grease and dirt that has built up!
We then taped off all the glass and afterwards scuff-sanded the entire piece to ensure we would not get any chipping. You can skip this step if you want a chippy finish. To find out how to get a Chippy look, check out our video here! Once the scuff'-sanding was complete, we mixed equal parts water and “Terrarium” Fusion Milk Paint Powder. You might adjust the ratio if you find it is too watery or if you want your paint a little thicker. Still learning the basics of Milk Paint? Here is a quick video on how to mix properly like a pro!
Two coats of paint were applied for full coverage. We used the Staalmeester Round Brush to apply the first coat and the Staalmeester Flat Brush for the second coat. Each of these brushes will give you wonderful results. We chose the round brush for the curved edges for perfect application, and the flat brush for the flat brushes. Each coat takes approximately 20-30minutes to dry, then you can go onto your next coat. Yup it really dries that fast!
We wanted a fresh look as a backdrop for our plants so we painted the interior with Fusion Mineral Paint in the color Picket Fence.
Once your Milk Paint is dry, your final step is to add a top coat to seal it. If your milk paint is feeling a bit rough to the touch, this is your time to take a fine sanding pad, 400 grit or higher and gently run it along the surface, then apply your top coat and it will be smoother than any finish you've ever felt before! We chose Fusion Clear Wax to seal the milk paint. This luscious wax goes on smooth as butter. Just apply a small amount, let sit for a few minutes and then buff away the excess.
Once you're done waxing, this is the final result! What do you think of this transformation? Leave us a comment below!