Distressed cabinets – The old saying is that everything old is new again, but with a modern painting materials and techniques, you can make even the newest cabinets look old and loved. Antique White distressed furniture is often referred to as “shabby chic” and they can be very expensive to buy in small shops and antique shops. Fortunately, it is not difficult to distress white paint.
Distressed cabinets are particularly suitable for shabby chic and rustic kitchen decor this is a great finish for cabinets in poor condition, lacking will actually improve the final results. Choose a base color that later will show through in the worn areas of your cabinets. Rub the cabinets with beeswax before you apply a top coat of a different color. Finish the cabinets by sanding away the wax and painful any raised areas and the edges of the cabinets.
Give your kitchen a vintage or antique feel with distressed cabinets. The cupboards in a shade, such as green or blue, and cover with a layer of white paint. Sand the wood with fine grit sandpaper, exposing some of the lighter color through the white. Apply as many multiple layers of white paint that you want, and use more sandpaper to rough up the tree. Use a clear over cabinets just to keep the paint from peeling off.