Guess what time it is? Time for Themed Furniture Thursday!! Are you excited? Because I am excited to share my makeover with you!
This month’s theme was “two-toned”. My harlequin bench that I just shared last week would have been a perfect project for this theme with its yummy Paris Grey against bright white.
However I have another piece to share today…
A china cabinet!
I found this beauty just as it was being rolled out onto the floor of a local thrift store. I waited patiently for the guys who rolled it out to come back and price it…$69!!! I have seen several of this exact piece in local antique stores for $400+!
Now I know someone out there is thinking that I’ll never get that for it now, and I ruined it. Although this piece was in great condition, it had no charm and no character, which I think paint really adds.
That said, I do hesitate a bit when painting something in good condition, but this had faded quite a bit from its original finish as you can see by the drawers, where the hardware was:
Ready for the after?
Ah so light and pretty now!
The outside is Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan in Pure white and the inside is a mix of Pure White and Duck Egg Blue.
The blue is subtle and makes for the perfect backdrop for my thrifted ironstone!
This fella was stubborn though. It bled through like crazy. (Maybe my punishment for painting it?) I know that mahogany usually requires a coat of shellac prior to painting, but now I know that cherry bleeds through like mad also. I ended up shellacing twice and then spot priming in certain areas where the stain was still trying to come through. That took care of it and I was on my way once again.
I love how it turned out. So light and soft, if a furniture piece could be considered soft.
I didn’t go too crazy with the distressing. Just a light sanding on the edges to bring out the details.
I used the original drawer pulls after spray painting and sanding a bit.
They turned out pretty with their new coat of paint and I don’t mind at all that the brassy color is peeking through.
I do wish there was a light inside the cabinet. The glass is reflecting the darkness of the other side of the room.
It’s really not so dark inside…
And this had no problem selling. 🙂
If you missed my other themed furniture makeovers, you can see them here:
Several of my blogging friends are also sharing two-toned furniture makeovers today!
You can see them all at the links below:
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Hope you enjoyed this makeover!
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Home Stories A to Z Not Just a Housewife Kammy’s Korner The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Redoux Interiors Between Naps on the Porch The DIY Dreamer Oh My Creative Little Miss Celebration Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista House on the Way Addicted 2 DIY I should be Mopping the Floor Miss Mustard Seed