*Disclosure: I was sent free product to try, but my opinions are ALWAYS my own...and I am not afraid to share them!
I received a nice package about 8 weeks ago from General Finishes. I was excited to get a few things to try, as many of my friends use General Finishes for all of their furniture painting needs.
When we bought our second condo, this tall, skinny cabinet was in the kitchen, where it served as a broom closet. Since it was impeding access to the fridge, which is criminal (if you ask me), I removed it. After all, what's more important: sweeping or ice cream?
Meanwhile, I had a great idea for this cute little cabinet. I have a place to keep my broom, but it too is inconvenient. So, I thought, HEY! I can take this broom cabinet and move it to a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT HOUSE!! And while it was fun and funky and vintage, it was pretty ugly.
Included in my box from General Finishes was a small can of Lamp Black, and I put a thin coat on the cabinet.
I wanted it to look draggy, so I was successful.
Then, in order to make it go with the vibe of the room, I decided it needed a bird. I used my laptop as a lightbox and traced a bird onto some paper, which I cut out.
In order to get the shape to fill in, I put a bunch of chalk around it. I wanted to be sure I had the complete shape, so it took a lot of chalk.
And, the finished product!!
The tree is using the 'full-strength' General Finishes Lamp Black. I also used their poly over the paint, and was very pleased with how well it went on -- smooth as 'buttah'--and how easy it was to clean up. I loved this product, and can't wait to try more!!
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