I acquired this piece awhile back, from an estate sale –
I didn’t even pay attention to the name plaque on the inside, Habersham.
Wow, I was a new owner of a Habersham piece! Habersham was not in my budget, but it never stopped me from pining over their craftsmanship. When I saw the name inside the cabinet I was a bit surprised- it was a horrible looking finish, kindof a lighter greenish glaze over a light base. The inside was a light green as well. It definitely would be a whole new piece once painted…
until I got tired of it being in the way. I decided on Sackcloth, a darker burlap, and Plymouth Rock, a light grey neutral.
When I have an idea in my head, I need to see it first, all the way to the end, so I painted out one door, applying both colors at the same time-
and let it dry.
I lightly sanded the finish, bringing up little hints of the under color…
and then decided on wax to seal the paint. I used APC Dark Wax and mixed up some Pewter Wax (APC Clear Wax and Pewter Mica)
Scrubbing it on…
Softly wipe the excess, otherwise you’ll have a tackier finish.
I like it…
As it dries, it’s in limbo. It’s that short window of time where I have a right, as the creator, to change my mind and add/change it 🙂
I wasn’t sold – I didn’t just want it to be another distressed paint finish …
I sanded back that section, repainted it brown, and when it dried I stenciled a plaster on each door panel .
I changed the color – this time I grabbed APC Waistcoat (pea green), APC Leather Boots (medium brown), APC Lincoln’s Hat (soft black), and some APC Plymouth Rock to soften –
I applied those colors over the raised stencil, blending as I went.
and then – it’s done?
I WISH it went that quickly, right?
I didn’t capture it all with photos, so here’s a run down of what I did –
-second layer of color went on whole base, and let dry.
-lightly sanded until I liked it.
-painted the inside Reclaim Licorice, and let dry. (black all in one primer/finish/sealer)
-brushed a layer of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn (black) to the top of the sideboard, let dry.
-brushed Reclaim Licorice (black) over the Peppercorn (black) on top, and l;et dry.
-dry brushed the front door panels with Metallic Silver Blend,.
– Silver Blend the insides of the cabinet
-Lightly sanded the raised stencil to pop the texture.
-rubbed on several Acrylic Hi-Lite Waxes – IRI Green, IRI Gold, Pewter over the stencil panel.
-waxed the base with a mix of APC Dark Wax and APC Pewter.
– Poly’d the top using Min-wax Wipe On Poly oil based satin.
I like that –
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