This cabinet caught my eye at our local Salvation Army…
Have I ever mentioned that this Salvation Army is in the same complex that we are?
I helped the guys roll this beast down the strip… wasn’t sure it would even fit in our front door, it’s THAT big!
My heart wanted this piece, in fact, the whole time I was painting it, I was thinking it would ‘fit’ in my house….
… because after all, I have limited storage space in my new kitchen, and could REALLY use a sweet ‘lil (big) cabinet tucked in the corner….
So who’s big idea was it to make my kitchen nook too small to house it?
This piece must have been painted multiple times in its lifetime, for it was really painty beat up – crusty crumbly… When you get pieces like this, don’t attempt to ‘ FIX’ it by sanding or scraping – just roll with it – I gave this piece a soapy rag cleaning and then on went the paint –
You can see the previous ‘green’ coming through, above….
I painted this piece using several American Paint Company colors – Lincoln’s Hat, Leather Boots, Limoge, Navajo White and a little Uncle Sam… When I use multiple colors to paint, I spoon each color on a palette and go from there, sometimes grabbing and painting only with one color, other times grabbing several colors at once –
Sanded and topped with APC Clear Wax. The inside was painted with a coat of Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint (Bright White) – the Reclaim paint has a built in sealer, perfect for the inside , brush it on and be done with it – no sanding, no sealing….
I added an allover damask stencil to the inside back, using several Caromal Colour stencil cremes –
The age and wear of this old cabinet relayed through my new layers of paint, making my job of ‘telling a story’ real easy…
I regretted the stencil, soon after I started because it took me forever and a day to do it. That’s not good for my kind – I was bored after the second damask… but glad I stuck with it 🙂
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