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Boho Inspired File Cabinet

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Boho Inspired File Cabinet
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Boho Inspired File Cabinet

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Give a home office this Bohemian-inspired file cabinet.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Heritage (ADC09)
  • Inheritance (ADC12)
  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Romance (ADC06)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • 2" flat brush
  • #10 flat brush
  • #1 round brush
  • clean white cloth
  • wooden file cabinet (WalMart)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Build the filing cabinet with the tools labeled on the box. Make sure the surfaces are clean and dust free.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 2" flat brush with Treasure to paint the sides and top of the cabinet. Rinse brush. Use a #10 flat brush and New Life to paint all the trim around the outer drawers. Rinse brush.
  3. Use the same brush and Romance to paint the inner borders of the drawers. Rinse brush. Use a #10 flat brush and Inheritance to paint the inner trim on the drawers. Use a 2" flat brush with Inheritance to paint the bottom section. Rinse brush. Use a #10 flat brush with Heritage to paint the inside section of the drawers. Rinse brush. Use a #10 flat brush with Legacy to paint the knobs. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the patterns to the two drawers. Use a #1 round brush and Escape to paint the first zig-zag rings. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the #1 round brush and New Life to paint the triangles around the Escape zig-zag rings. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a #1 round brush and Legacy to paint dots around the New Life triangles and another smaller zig-zag ring around each knob. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a #1 round brush and Romance to paint dots between the two zig-zag rings and to add lines on the triangles. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a #1 round brush and Inheritance to add mini flower petals to the knobs. Rinse brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use the #10 flat brush and Escape to paint squiggly stripes on the bottom section of the cabinet. Rinse brush.
  10. Use the 2" flat brush and Romance to paint a wavy square on the top of the cabinet. Rinse brush. Use the #1 round brush and Romance to fill in the flower centers and lines on the petals. Rinse brush. Let dry.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Once dry, use a #10 flat brush and Inheritance to paint a border around the wavy square. Rinse brush. Use the handle end of the #10 flat brush and Heritage to add random polka dots in the Romance area only. Rinse brush.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use the 2" flat brush and Clear Crème Wax to paint the entire cabinet, working in sections quickly. While still wet, use the same brush to apply Deep Brown Crème Wax over the entire cabinet. Immediately wipe back with a clean white cloth. Rinse brush.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use another clean white cloth to buff the cabinet surface to a satin finish.
    Step 12 Example