This little cabinet wasn't much to look at.. I picked it up at a local flea market for $5.00.. just liked the way it looked with its sliding doors you don't see them too often... so I thought for 5.00 might as well give it a new home. I just cleaned it good and sanded it with my palm sander. I don't usually prime any of my furniture projects cause it really doesn't matter if the paint comes off while I'm working on it, that just adds to the shabbyness of piece. After sanding I painted the outside with a flat black latex paint (didn't paint the inside, just cleaned it up good). After the black paint dried I painted it with a berry red paint (that I had for years). After letting the red dry again I hit it with the sander, the last step is to wipe on some stain to seal/age the paint and that's it. Sold it at the flea market a few days later.