1. I lightly sanded the cabinet down so I could be hopeful the paint I applied would stick to the cabinet.
2. I chose a creamy white latex semi gloss paint. I painted two coats of paint. Note: I even painted the handles in place as well as the hinges. I wanted the feel of an old cabinet found in someone's shed :)
4. As soon as the paint was dry I took sandpapers and randomly removed paint in places until it looked really old and distressed.
5. We then put on a clear coat to protect the cabinet and make it washable.