Furniture Debut: Stormy


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: 


Antique Cabinet Milk Paint Makeover By Turnstyle Vogue (10)

You may not be able to see from the before picture, but the cabinet was faded and had a lot of scratches/dings.

antique cabinet before makeover

The inside wasn’t pretty either.

antique cabinet before makeover (2)

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. 

Antique Cabinet Milk Paint Makeover By Turnstyle Vogue (2)

Stormy has quite the leg action going on.

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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.


Antique Cabinet Milk Paint Makeover By Turnstyle Vogue (3)


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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. 

Antique Cabinet Milk Paint Makeover By Turnstyle Vogue (7)

Vintage Weathervane

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!

Antique Cabinet Milk Paint Makeover By Turnstyle Vogue (11)

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!

Be inspired,

Linking to:

Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
Get Your Craft On – Today’s Creative Blog
Home Stories A To Z

Metamorphosis Monday
Thrifty Decor Chick – First Monday of Every Month

TDC Before and After


Tip Junkie handmade projects

Tip Junkie
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
36th avenue


Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed


Funky Junk Interiors

The DIY Showoff
Be Different Act Normal

Nifty Thrifty Things
Under The Table And Dreaming

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  1. love the shape and those details on the door, and LOVE the finish! so gothic and moody and awesome!

  2. HRH SARAH says:

    WOW, Stormy is gorgeous!!! I wish I had room for that piece in my home…

  3. Wow. I love it! Don’t know why people buy new particle board flimsy furniture. Old wood, with its curves and details..and your paint tech…priceless. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the look of this cabinet! I have some pieces here at home that I have been wondering what to do with…and this would be perfect! I’m curious about the process and how you achieved the look that resulted.

  5. Shari, this is a wonderful piece. I like to have aged black furniture here and there I think it grounds a space. I did a cabinet years ago to mimic one I saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. I may redo it to look more like this…… it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great job! I love te finishing technique – inside and out!

  7. Well I do love a good stormy day for sure! Tell me, did you wax one last time after the last wash of watered down paint? So two coats of wax?


  8. That is a gorgeous cabinet, love it in black.

  9. Holy Moly! That is one stunning piece of furniture. I am in love with the results. Glad I found your blog too!

  10. this cabinet is gorgeous. It would be a perfect bar cabinet. Great job.

  11. It’s a new Linky Party to create more buzz for your blog and connect with others! If you haven’t joined Creative Crafts Thursday yet, please share your projects at each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

  12. This is different cupboard and I like the techniques you used to bring it back to life. I have a similar piece in my cellar, screaming to be painted!!

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Stormy is awesome – dark and moody! I love it!

  14. Beautiful! I’m going to take my first stable at Milk paint on my kitchen table. Where do you find most of your pieces?


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