I had this shoe cabinet from Ikea in the hallway and when i repainted the walls i decided to do something about the cabinet too.
I had some crackle effect paints from Modern Masters i wanted to try so i thought this might be a good guinea pig for this.
Although it says it should not be used over porous surfaces i took a risk and used it over chalk paint. I used homemade chalk paint for the shoe cabinet as it is made of particle board and veneer and i didn’t want to risk too much by sanding it and using primer and regular paint. Luckily, chalk paint goes over any surface with no preparation. I painted the cabinet with 2 coats of red homemade chalk paint.
After that it was time for the china crackle effect to happen. First, i put the basecoat (keeping my fingers crossed).
Then i brushed on the top coat and after that was dried it was time for the crackle enhancer. I was really excited to see how the small crackles would look like.
I left the enhancer to penetrate the crackles for a few minutes then i used a rag to rub off the excess.
At the end it turned out quite nice actually.
I used metallic paint for the trim just for a twist.
Here is a detail on the crackle