Paint and stencil this filing cabinet using Americana Decor® Chalky Finishes.
- water container
- paper towels
- rubbing alcohol
- painter's tape
- 1" flat brush
- wood filler
- clean cloth
- glue adhesive
- 1/2" stencil brush
- 4" foam roller
- brad nailer
Let dry completely between painting steps.
- Wipe down the entire cabinet with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol. Tape off the hardware to protect it from paint. Using the foam roller on flat surfaces and a paintbrush for detail work, apply two coats of Vintage. Paint the four sides and allow each coat to dry in between.
- Tape the Americana Kaleidoscope Border Stencil into place. Load a 1/2" stencil brush sparingly and tap off any excess paint onto a paper towel. Stencil the design in random places along all four sides of the filing cabinet.
- Re-tape any hardware if necessary. Apply two coat of DuraClear Ultra-Matte Varnish to all sides, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly in between.
- Measure the top and bottom of the filing cabinet. Cut a piece of plywood for each end, fitting all the way to the edge. Cut four pieces of trim molding at a 45 degree angle for each side.
- Apply Walnut Gel Stain with a brush or rag onto the wooden top and all of the trim molding. Wipe off with a clean rag and allow to dry.
- Apply a strong adhesive to the top of the metal filing cabinet. Set the wooden top in place. Using a brad nailer, attach the trim molding to each side of the plywood.
- Apply a strong adhesive to the backs of the bottom trim pieces. Position and use a brad nailer to hold into place at corners.
- Use wood filler in the nail divots or any spaces as needed. Seal the wooden top and trim with two coats of DuraClear Ultra-Matte Varnish.