Hello everyone! I hope life has been treating you well since I last posted. :-)
Today I'm sharing how I refurbished an antique, mahogany china cabinet. As you know, if you follow me on FB, I am mixing my own colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I used two of those colors on this piece. Chantilly Gray and Seaside Whispers, which is a soft aqua color.
Here is the finished piece.
As you can see from the first picture I'm still doing most of my work on my carport but I have good news! I'm getting my own shop! Yeah! I'm buying a portable building and finishing it out on the inside so I can have air and heat. Yippeee! LOL I will be sharing the process of finishing the inside of the building with you as we go. I can't wait!
So, back to this cabinet. First, I painted it with Annie Sloan's Coco. Coco is a brownish gray that is great for undercoats. Once that was dry I applied my new color Chantilly Gray to the outside.
I brought it inside to my kitchen and finished it because it was just too hot outside. When applying the gray I more or less just dry brushed it on allowing the Coco to show through in places. This aged the piece quit a bit and left the darker color in the crevises giving me the look I wanted with much less work.
Next I painted the inside and the shelves with Seaside Whispers. I love that soft, aqua green with the gray.
I know. It looks gray but I promise it is pale blue-green. I just could not get a good picture of the inside.
Once it was painted I just thought it was too plain. It just needed something. So I added tissue paper, floral pictures to each of those side panels.
The graphics came from...you guessed it "The Graphics Fairy." I just used double sided tape and taped some tissue paper to a regular sheet of printer paper and ran it through my ink jet printer. Only tape the outside edges and gently pull it apart after printing.
I then applied two coats of a clear, soft wax and I was finished.
See that wasn't hard. :-) I just love this piece and if I had somewhere to put it I'd keep it. (I really need an old two story plantation house with a couple of extra wings to hold all the furniture I want.) ;-) But I'm stuck in this small house on the lake. Just kidding I've grown to love this place.
I'll leave you with a couple of more pictures.
By the way, that is my best china I picked up about 20 years ago at a flea market. Love the pink roses.
The heart with paper roses and lace on top is a craft project from last summer.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time
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