We got these 2 banks of old garage cabinets at a yard sale for $25
as you can see, they fit perfectly here
I fretted about even paying the $25, but am so glad my hubster over rode…. it made a perfect window display ledge extension, and it made even better product storage! Behind each door is 2 shelves and each shelve will hold 9 quarts of paint! Whoo hooo!!
So, how to finish off? Well… I figured I’d keep the window display color theme going – blues and browns and neutrals….. I painted the whole thing using Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats – the base I painted Chocolate-
then planned out the rest – like door#1 light blue with stencil, door #2 chocolate over putty, #3 wisteria…. and got to painting
Dried, sanded to distressed, toned…. my heart wasnt beating at my ‘creation’…. yes, it showed 7 different ways to use these paints, but it wasn’t COOL enough to warrant front-window-display-wall… what to do?
Door 1 – Parchment mixed with a little bit of Colonial Blue , I stenciled in a Modern Masters Metal gold paint – paints that actually have metals in them, and when sprayed with their activating/oxidizing solutions fast tracks the patina – so it drips the blue and green patina….
Door 2 – Chocolate over Putty barnworn finish basecoat. I stenciled using Modern Masters Warm Silver Metallic Paint (I need to get some of their metallics on display, eh?) and of course, it wasnt complete without gluing on a few Swarovski flatback crystals! My punky monkey –
Door 3 -Wisteria basecoat, one stencil is done in Reclaim Latte, the other is Silver Leafed over Reclaim Latte
Door 4 – one coat dragged colors wet on wet – Putty, custom blue, Parchment and a little Chocolate, stencil in brown texture left over from wall finish-
Door 5 – Parchment over Colonial Blue Basecoat with embedded stencil in between using Wisteria –
Door 6 – Original
Door 7 – custom darker blue base using Colonial Blue and some Peppercorn OVER chocolate barnworn finish – stencil is done using Modern Masters Metallic Paint Smoke
Door 8 – Tried and true Parchment basecoat , Caromal allover stencil done using Toner
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