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.









































































































2 comments:

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

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  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.

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