Ten Projects, Day Two – Painting My Habersham Sideboy

I acquired this piece awhile back, from an estate sale –

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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…

It got a coat of American Paint Company Wild Horses, an all natural Chalk and Clay based paint,  and then it sat for a long time… DSC_3346coupon code PattyH

until I got tired of it being in the way.  I decided on Sackcloth, a darker burlap, and Plymouth Rock, a light grey neutral.

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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-

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and let it dry.

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I lightly sanded the  finish, bringing up little hints of the under color…

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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)

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Scrubbing it  on…

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Softly wipe the excess, otherwise you’ll have a tackier finish.

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I like it…

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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 …

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I sanded back that section, repainted it brown, and when it dried I stenciled a plaster on each door panel .

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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 –

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I applied those colors over the raised stencil, blending as I went.

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and then –  it’s done?

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I WISH it went that quickly, right?

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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.

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I  like that –

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5 responses to “Ten Projects, Day Two – Painting My Habersham Sideboy

  1. Nice post. This is a great blog and I have to congratulate you on the content.

  2. Your talent and eye for design are remarkable. You make it all look so effortless (other than the hours that it really takes)! Beautiful, inspirational and aspirational.

  3. You are just amazing………beautiful

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