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Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Materials Needed:

  • painter's tape

Step 1

Remove the shelves and set aside. Tape off the glass and the hinges with painter’s tape. Sand and prime the cabinet and shelves. Let dry.

Step 2

Paint the parts of the cabinet and shelves that you want to be white. Let dry, then replace the shelves. Use delicate-surface painter’s tape to mark off the parts of the cabinet and shelves that you want to be black.

Step 3

Remove the shelves again. Paint the right side of the shelves and cabinet black. Remove all the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry.

Step 4

Tape off the bottom of the cabinet where it meets the base with delicate-surface painter’s tape. Paint the base and legs black. Let dry. Replace the shelves.

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