I don’t think this is completely “real” wood. But distressing it still worked, thank goodness. I love the after look and it works well in our basement.
My process? A little paint, sanding to distress, adding on stain, and wiping it off, then I used poly to protect it. I also spray painted the hardware and the inside of the storage area with black spray paint. I’ll link a video in the bottom to show how I do this in more detail.
Here are some pictures from my process…
|Spray painting the hardware.|
|I used black spray paint inside the cabinet.|
|Here’s another view of the spray painted area.|
|Final picture from above.|
Here are some affiliate links to some of the supplies that I used. Not pictured: Paint, Valspar Seine, 6005-2B. I also use an electric sander.