Briar-Rose from Rustic Reclaimed turned a thrift shop filing cabinet into a thing of beauty using Vanilla Frosting, Texture Powder, and Graphite Glaze!

I scored this filing cabinet for a whopping $7 at a local thrift shop! It was pretty sad, and a little bit broken but nothing a little wood glue and Country Chic Paint couldn’t fix!

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I am loving this finish! I used a few Country Chic Paint products that I’d never used before and I was so pleased with how easy they were to work with.

I re-watched a few of Country Chic Paint’s tutorials on each product before I got started. I should mention that I have been terrified to use anything that resembled glaze because I (had the unrealistic) thought that it would be so hard to manipulate to where I wanted it. I was shocked at how easy it was to work with! Country Chic’s water based glaze in Graphite was a delight! I also tried out their texture powder and it is AWESOME!

Here’s this sad little filing cabinet’s before photo:

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I started by taking off the hardware and giving the whole thing a few coats of Vanilla Frosting. I let that dry for several hours and mixed up some Texture Powder with the same colour paint. I used my Short Handle Paint Brush to blot the texture powder around the edges of the drawers, heavy in the corners and fading down the sides. I left this to dry overnight.

Using my Oval Paint Brush I blotted the Graphite Glaze much the same way. Heavy in the corners and fading out down the sides. I used a damp rag to move it around a bit and blot into a faded colour moving into the centre of the drawer. I found it was easiest to work with after I lightly wiped the whole drawer down making it a little bit damp.

I continued the same method on the top and down the sides.

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I LOVE how this turned out. I’m so happy to finally have a unique and handy cabinet in my freshly made “organization space”. This gorgeous Gather Frame was also done using Vanilla Frosting & Furniture Glaze in Graphite. (It was my test subject!) ♥ I love them both and am so glad I set my fear aside to finally try the Glaze out.

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Briar-Rose {Rustic Reclaimed}

Hi, I’m Briar-Rose, a Mama to two beautiful boys & wife to a wonderfully supportive husband, who are my light and inspiration. Rustic Reclaimed Designs is a combined artistic effort between my Mama, Sherida and I. The two of us have always kept busy with some form of crafting, and decided we would combine our motivations in the work barn one day. Thus, Rustic Reclaimed was born. We enjoy being able to spend time together as well as with the family while following our dreams. My personal passions include re-loving forgotten items, and bringing them back to life, pretty photographs, and blogging the journey of our creations. Guided by the grace of God, I am thankful & blessed.

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