Little by little I’m waking up from my hibernation. This winter I stayed out of my freezing garage and took the opportunity to learn and practice some watercolors and acrylics in the warmth of my home. This little cabinet I will show you in this post marks the unexpected early return to my furniture projects, which happened for a very exciting reason.
A few weeks ago a friend contacted me with the irresistible invitation to get a spot in the 2019 Lucketts Spring Market, one of the most popular events on the East Coast, with over 200 vendors of everything vintage. For years, when was still living in Connecticut, I remember following all the furniture artists I admired talking about and preparing for the event and I was determined to one day drive over 300 miles just to visit it. Fast forward to 2017 and my family moved to Northern Virginia! Now not only I will visit it, but I will be one of the lucky vendors! (Be careful what you wish for.)
Let’s talk about my first victim. When my twin sister spent a few weeks with us last fall, we went to Goodwill to look for some thrifty treasures and she immediately spotted this cutie. I don’t like pieces with mirrors, and I wasn’t planning to buy anything but she wouldn’t let me leave the store without it. I trust my sister’s taste 100% so if she said I had to get it, I had to.
For the whole winter, this piece sat in my dining room and every time I looked at it, I had a different vision for it. When it was time to actually do it , this is was what I came up with.
I am in love with this cabinet! As you can see, I got rid of the back mirror and replaced it with this stunning wallpaper. The rest of the finish came easily, as I was inspired by the gorgeous blue floral pattern.
I didn’t make a video of the process, because this is the exact same technique I used on this cedar chest, remember? Here is the video with the technique I used on this white and blue cabinet.
Removing the back mirror was not so hard. I loosened up some screws on the back of the cabinet and the mirror slid right out.
I bought a thin wood board at Home Depot, where a sales person kindly cut it to the size I needed. The beautiful wallpaper is from an awesome Etsy Shop called Spoonflower. I glued the wall paper to the wood and voilà! OUT ugly mirror, IN gorgeous blue flowers!
Here is what I used for the makeover (this list contains a few affiliate links*):
- Water and vinegar for cleaning
- Rust-oleum chalked paint linen white for the base coat and ombré ( no need to prime)
- Country Chic Paint in Midnight Sky (ombré)
- Modern Masters Silver (ombré and knobs)
- Chip Brushes
- High Quality Paintbrush
- Sponge Roller
- General Finishes Water Based Top Coat for sealing
I painted the original door pulls with Modern Masters Silver, same paint I used in the top area of my ombré.
This wallpaper is seriously gorgeous, am I right? And it is super easy to apply to any surface.
Let me know what you think of this project!
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