This is the finished cabinet, sorry I didn't take pictures during the construction. I painted it with flat black paint to start, used a wax candle on the edges and other places that I didn't want the white paint to stick too. Painted it again with a flat off white paint. Next step is to sand, sand and sand, till it has just the right amount of distress. Once I'm satisfied with the results, I used a water-base stain and wipe on and wipe off, that gives it the weathered look.