When I came across this cabinet, it was overly distressed and painted in a glossy white. I decided to keep the bits of white I liked, particularly the bead board back, and painted the rest in Annie Sloan's French Linen.
Since it had so many dings and dents, I decided to go with its imperfections and did some distressing using steel wool and a bit of water. The combination rubs away the top layer of paint to reveal the base color.
Using distressing techniques like this takes a one dimensional, flat piece and gives it a bit of interest and depth.
Painting a cabinet in neutral gray and white allows whatever decor you place in the cabinet to really pop. I just did a super quick photo shoot, so I grabbed whatever props I had close by.
Check out more photos I took of the piece below, and see it listed on Craigslist or in my shop!