This last winter, work was very quiet. I had very few orders so I even went my storage to rescue some pieces I bought a while ago with the intention of painting and putting up for sale. This is how I ended up finding time for my first Tardis Cabinet, and for this cute China Cabinet I made for my sons’ school auction.
In March, however, it seems people in my area woke up from hibernation and decided to tackle their home decoration. I’ve been crazy busy in March and April! Of course I’m not complaining, but being busy painting also means I find very little time to update this blog.
I love this particular cabinet I painted a few weeks ago. It was not an antique, or an old piece like 95% of all my work. This one was a brand new cabinet my customer bought online from Wayfair. It was a light blue with some dark glaze. So gorgeous that made me feel bad to put paint on it.
This piece was in her living room, which has a beautiful decoration in different shades of gray and light blue. She thought the cabinet was too blue for the room. It was not meant to be the focal point, so she asked me to paint it in a medium gray with black glaze, to blend in with the rest of space.
It was a lot of responsibility to keep that piece as pretty as its original, but I am very happy with the result, and so is my customer.
Here it is…
The inside of the cabinet was turquoise, and I am glad I got to keep it untouched. I love the wonderful surprise of a color pop when you open a cabinet or drawer. It makes me smile.
This is what I used:
- Rustoleum gray primer (spray)
- Valspar Tabby Cat Gray, satin.
- Black glaze. A mixture of Valspar clear glaze and black latex paint (4:1)
- Sealed with Polycrylic spray, satin.
Do you prefer the before (blue) or after (gray)? I love both 🙂
Thanks for reading!