FAT Paint is our new passion, because one cannot craft too much! We added FAT chalk style paint in October 2017.
First things first, we needed a display cupboard. Why not make it a FAT project? We found this beauty for $100 on our local buy and sell.
First we took it apart, removed all of the hardware and the glass. We gave it a quick over with a sanding block and then a wipe with an old t-shirt to get up the dust.
Here is a pic after one coat of Raven (exterior) and Caribbean blue (interior). It was a bit of a damp day outside, so it took about 45 minutes for that coat to dry. A second coat was applied. It looked flawless. I was a bit nervous to do the distressing.
With a very light sand, I put the highlights onto the doors, corners, and random spots where I wanted the wood to show through. A quick wipe with a soft lint free cloth removed the dust.
This cupboard will not see high traffic, so I decided on Natural Wax, rather than Clear Coat. I applied it with a soft cloth, but I will invest in a brush for this. I would have used less wax, and I think it would have went quicker. Rub it in really well, and then let it set. Give it an extra buff the next day.
I bought all new hardware, and reassembled the cupboard. My handles didn't fit the old drawer holes, I won't make that mistake again!
All total $100 for the cabinet, $60 for the hardware, $80 for product and a brush. I used the best part of a quart of Raven and could have gotten away with a pint of the Caribbean blue. A small container of Natural FAT wax worked for sealing. I'm inFATuated with this new paint. Come visit us and we'll get you hooked too!