A Mermaid Adventure: Antique Recycle

Last summer I attended an estate sale in Brooklyn and purchased a small wooden cabinet for less than $50. As I am finally up and about after giving birth three weeks ago I decided to "Pimp My Cabinet".

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I made a trip to Home Depot for paint card samples (for my vendors) and spray paint.

Mint...Lilac...Peach

Mint...Lilac...Peach

I decided to have a silver metallic base with a mermaid fin like pattern over. 

 

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The Process

(1) I used sand paper to smooth some of the rough edges of the cabinet. Once this was done I used a mild spray cleaner and a paper towel to wipe off any dust particles.

(2) Using my silver spray paint I covered the entire cabinet.

(3) After doing two coats of the silver and letting sit for a few hours it was time to create the pattern effect. Using the mint and lilac spray paint and a mesh hair net I created a mermaid fin pattern.

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(4) To create the pattern place the hair net over a small section of the cabinet and lightly* spray. Use this technique to cover the entire cabinet. 

 

*Spray at least a foot away from cabinet, may require an extra set of hands to hold hair net in place. 

(5) With a critical eye look over cabinet to find any areas where the pattern is not clear and redo. 

 

This project was simple and the final product is super cute. I plan to use this to in the "Make Your Own Headband" station.

 

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