Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Another Repurposed Gun Cabinet

Hi again, here's the second thrift store gun cabinet that I repurposed. New hardware, new shelves, new plexiglass, and chalk paint from Rustoleum, in Aged Gray and Charcoal. Here are the before and after photos.


  1. Absolutely lovely! Any directions/hints on how to do this? Thanks!

  2. Remove all existing hardware, glass, plexiglas, etc. Use wood filler to plug any unwanted holes in the wood, and allow to thoroughly dry. Sand all wood and filled holes. I used a palm sander. Once sanded, use a tack cloth to remove all dust. If you use chalk paint, no paint primer is necessary. Using a good quality brush, I gave both the inside and outside 2 coats and allowed to completely dry. Once dry, apply the liquid wax (made for chalk paint) as instructed by the manufacturer. (I used a soft, dry cloth) Apply the wax sparingly. A little goes a long way. Depending on your geographical location, it may take a few days for the wax to evenly absorb into the chalk paint. Once absorbed, buff all painted and waxed surfaces with a clean, soft, dry cloth. NOTE: It is highly recommended that you use the wax. If you do not, the paint may flake off some. The glass was broken out of the door when I purchased the gun cabinet. Plexiglas was the least expensive option. It was very easy to cut and install back in the door.