Get-out-a-here doors. The inside of this guy has way too much potential for those doors to stay on.
Sand this puppy down. Thank you Gary Drover for the sander. You have saved my forearm muscles from soreness.
Spray paint. 2-3 coats. Wait and let dry. (Make sure to beat the rainstorm next time. No harm done though).
Sand again. I wanted the piece to have a lot of character so I sanded down the corners and edges. My husband made the comment, “That looks dirtier than it did before.” Yep. That’s the point.
Stain. Again, I wanted to make it have some character. So one technique I saw online was to wipe some stain on top of the paint, and then wipe it off with a clean rag, leaving some of the stain behind. I have never done this before so I was really hoping I wouldn’t ruin my $12 beauty. Time would only tell. I put on a few coats of this as well. I stained the inside heavier than the outside to give it a little personality.
I put a layer of “Enamel” over the entire thing. This protects it as well as gives it a little shine.