This sweet cupboard was found at a garage sale and just too cute to walk past and leave behind. I just loved the beadboard backing and had the perfect project in mind. So after promptly paying the man and getting Mr Raggedy Bits to help me lift it into the back of our car, off we toddled home to give this beat up old gal a new lease on life. Sharing how I saved this upcycled Farmhouse Cupboard using the Napkin Method.
Upcycled Farmhouse Cupboard using the Napkin Method
120 grit sandpaper and sander
Paper Napkins – I found these serviettes at my local Woolworths but these ones from Amazon would work too.
Step 1 – Remove the glass from the door. To do this I used a paint scraper to leaver off the frame that was holding in the glass. Then carefully removed the glass. Remove all of the hardware.
Step 2 – Using your brush apply your paint of choice. In this case, it took me 3 coats to get a nice coverage. Once Dry distress to your liking using 120 grit sandpaper.
Applying the napkins
Step 3 – Separate the napkins into 3 keeping the top one with the pattern on it and discarding the rest. Apply the top coat to the top corner of the cupboard backing. Line up your napkin so that it lines up nicely with the corner and starting in the middle of the napkin press and smooth out the napkin, smoothing out any air bubbles. Repeat until you have completely finished the backing of the cupboard.
Step 4 – Once the area where you applied the napkins is completely dry, distress using your 120 grit sandpaper and sander to your liking. If you don’t feel comfortable using your electric sander for this technique use a 120 grit sanding block instead. Apply another coat of top coat and then let dry.
Step 5 – Pop your gloves on and cut a piece of chicken wire slightly larger than the area where the glass used to sit in the door. Stable gun into place making sure you keep the wire taught as you go.
Step 7 – Give the entire piece a wax and pop back on the new hardware and you’re done.
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