Hi everyone, Denise from Salvaged Inspirations here!
I’m excited to share today’s makeover with you. This dated sewing cabinet has been reloved into a DIY Restoration Hardware Greige Finish using only TWO paint colors. And the best part — YOU control how light or dark you want your greige to be!
- Sewing Cabinet – SALVAGED
- Round Belle Paint Brush
- Sandpaper | Shop Towels
- Water Misting Spray Bottle
- French Linen Chalk Mineral Paint
- Coffee Bean Chalk Mineral Paint
- Satin Clear Coat
Check out my YouTube video of this makeover below!
Before I started painting, I prepped the cabinet with a good cleaning and a few repairs.
This finish works best if your piece has some wood grain/texture. This oak sewing cabinet was perfect!
STEP 1 – PAINT BASE COAT
For my base, I painted two coats of this French Linen which is a mix of gray and brown or a very light taupe.
STEP 2 – ADD SOME DEPTH
To add some depth and texture, I paint all the wood detailing in Coffee Bean.
STEP 3 – DRY BRUSH FRENCH LINEN
To soften the details, I dry brushed French Linen over the Coffee Bean and added another solid layer on the top and sides.
STEP 4 – APPLY A WASH
After step 3 dried, I applied a Coffee Bean wash. To do this, I dipped my brush in water and then dipped it into the paint. Working on one side at a time, I brushed on the watered-down paint.
Tip~ This is where you control how light or dark you’d like your greige wood finish. For a lighter look use more water in your wash. For a darker look use more paint in your wash.
To learn how to remove excess wash and finish up with Clear Coat in Satin, head over to Salvaged Inspirations here for more details!