It has been a long time since I debuted any furniture. I took November and December off to focus on holiday DIY’s, activities and family.
Now it is back to business.
I’m starting off small. Just getting my feet wet again so to speak.
Getting my feet wet with the start of my “spring line” and today’s reveal:
You may not be able to see from the before picture, but the cabinet was faded and had a lot of scratches/dings.
The inside wasn’t pretty either.
I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Typewriter.
After the first round of chipping, I did a watered down wash over it so that the exposed wood looked a little aged.
The final layer of chipping was left raw so the effect was that it chipped over time.
Stormy has quite the leg action going on.
I used pine slats for the shelf inside and decided that rather than paint them black, I’d leave them their natural blonde for some contrast.
You may have noticed on the first picture that some of the paint looks faded.
A Milky Way effect so to speak.
That was done on purpose. I wanted movement in the paint. Think about those storm clouds swirling overhead.
To get this look, I applied another coat of paint AFTER I waxed over the first two coats.
Yesterday, I showed you some examples of cocktail bars for your home – a trend for 2013.
This cabinet would be a perfect fit for the job as well!
I’ve got a handful of pieces ready for their reveal that I’ll be showing over the next few weeks.
Like I said….all about spring.
So be ready, and have a great weekend!
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