Green Distressed Cabinet

Updated: May 22

There are some pieces that just get jostled around in my storage area. There are a variety of reasons—mainly time, but sometimes the piece just doesn't inspire me. I purchased this vintage record cabinet at a garage sale about three years ago.

I had just finished painting a small, heavily distressed table in a celery green color. I thought this table would look great with the same treatment.

The doors were hanging off and the knobs had not been applied in the same spot on each door.

I found these embellishments in the craft section at WalMart on the day I started on this cabinet. I thought these would look great on the doors and add a little pizzaz to the piece.





The embellishment already had adhesive on the back and it adhered to the doors really well. I painted the entire piece with Waverly chalk paint in the celery color.

I used 60 grit sandpaper to heavily distress the piece. I wanted it to look like the paint had been on there forever and had worn off over time. I used Varathane Crystal Clear polyurethane in the Satin finish to protect the paint.



I drilled new holes for the knobs and switched out the old knobs for vintage glass knobs.

I reattached the doors to the base and it was finished. This cabinet would look great on a porch or in a sunroom. It has a fresh new finish but it looks like it has lived a long life.

It just needed a few vintage accessories to complete it.



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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.