First I sanded the outside. Then painted the whole cabinet white. After it had dried, for at least 24 hrs, I lightly sanded the white paint as well, to make the finish super smooth. Then chevron away! Painters tape works best for creating which ever design you choose. Make sure to smooth the edges of the tape so that none of your paint bleeds past the design. I used acrylic paint to paint my design.
I was measuring the tape out as I went along, but just be sure to preplan and use a ruler to make sure your design is crisp & straight. If you aspire to be a perfectionist now is the time with this project. I probably did 3-4 coats of blue acrylic paint before I got my desired shade. It still wasn't perfect, but I feel satisfied whenever I look at it. I put the little gold hinges back on, and we were ready to file!
Now the only problem was, I loved it so much, I wanted it everywhere!
Wow can that cabinet work it or what!?! What DIY's or Upcycles have you tried lately?