Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A couple of cabinet makeovers.

Remember the crackle finish phase?
 I picked up this little wall cabinet at a yard sale recently.
I can see why someone was selling it!
Like a crafts project gone awry...
But I knew I could work with all the texture.
After a thorough sanding/cleaning, 
I used a wash of chalk paints in a pale aqua
to cover the inside.

I painted all the little drawers as well.
Inside, I used a bluer tone.
 Then I painted the outside with Old White.
I cut some slats to create a shelf which I also painted Old White.
 After sanding down the edges,
 I waxed with clear and dark waxes.
I used dark wax on the edges and
on the "crackled" areas to push all that
delicious texture.
 Beautiful shabby!
It's in my booth at Greenwood Antiques.
For Sale: $115.
This nasty little bookcase belonged to a client.
It was the perfect size for her laundry room.
But certainly, she couldn't use it like this!
I sanded and painted in Annie Sloan Chalk paint
in Louis Blue.
Then I waxed in clear waxes.
Because there was some bleed through on the shelves,
I decided to cover them.
I used some wallpaper samples from an old
York wallpaper book...
For each shelf, I cut and pasted a piece
of wallpaper.
I covered the ledges as well,
glueing the paper underneath each shelf.
Now it's fresh and sweet,
and the perfect place
to store all her laundry items:
fabric softerners,
dryer sheets, etc.

SheShe, The Home Magician
Sheila Fox

1 comment:

  1. Love this finish! Contact me, please, about a little shelving unit that I'd love you to do the same way?
    The Other Sheila