Hey guys!  I am DONE painting my Cameron Storage System!!! 
I got the plans for this system free at Knock Off Wood!
Now for my paint choice!!!  This is going in my playroom/gameroom so I really wanted to pick a fun and bright color.  Green came to mind so off to Home Depot I went.
I didn’t want plain green but a bright pea green.  I found the color Leapfrog by Behr and it was exactly what I had pictured in my head….  I had them add a primer to it for about $9 and I am so glad I did!!!  MDF soaks up paint like a sponge and I still only had to use 2 coats!  It took the entire gallon of paint!
I was going to paint it on with a paint roller but I was guided towards this paint brush as a better alternative by a nice man at Home Depot.  He didn’t work at Home Depot but he had a Dupont Paint jacket on so I assumed he was legit!  It took many grueling hours of painting but the finish turned out awesome.  This brush is angled so it made edges and corners so easy!
Here is the system dismantled and painted.  I will admit I was very worried that I picked the wrong color after opening the paint lid but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color now!!!  I’m so glad I stepped out of my safe zone and went with a bold color:)
I can’t just leave it alone…gotta distress it!!! 
I used my 3M sanding block on all of the edges.
Next, I used a foam brush to wipe Minwax stain over the distressed area and then wiped off the excess.  As far as the color stain I picked, I just used the Red Mahogoney that I already had.  If I were to have gone out and bought some for this project I would have picked Dark Walnut.  This was free and there was not a big area being stained so it didn’t make much of a difference to me.
Such an easy technique and it makes such a huge difference!  1 down 8 to go!!!  I’ll be back soon with a tutorial on the drawers!!!
~Ashley
 

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  1. You. Are. Amazing.

    I love your storage system and I really love the color. How fun!!!

    Allison