Tuesday, May 12, 2015

An After! (I had a before, but...)

Well, I wanted to show you a before and after of one of our latest pieces, but...

You're just getting the after.




This was a nasty old brown cupboard that DL got at an auction.  It came in a lot with a bunch of stuff he wanted.  I took one look at it and "BAM!"  I knew exactly what I wanted to do.


I cleaned it up  by dusting it and then with oxyclean and water and then let it dry in the sun.


After it was completely dry, it got two light coats of MMS milk paint-- one coat of Grain Sack and one of Shutter Gray.  Both were just lightly brushed on, allowing a lot of the brown to show through.  I let the paint dry until the next day, then went back with a dry cloth and brushed off any loose bits.  I LOVE the way the top ended up (above)!

After that, it got a topcoat of General Finishes poly.


Right now it's being used as storage at Shoppes, with a tag that reads "Not For Sale (yet!)"

10 comments:

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

It looks lovely and natural

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

That turned out great. I love the weathered look!

Good Time Charlie said...

When it does goes for sale, it will go fast!

Art and Sand said...

great cabinet...great color!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the weathered look of this piece!

Feral Turtle said...

That looks so good. I suspect you will have a lot of people wanting it! Good job Kirby!

Bliss said...

Just got caught up in posts, I need to remind my husband about reds and whites, I'll take the gas, and try a three way. And the cabinet looks great.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love the cabinet Kirby! You did a great job.... and I agree, it should sell fast..... IF you sell it.

Deanies Stash said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love what you did with this cabinet. It looks awesome! I look forward to reading more posts. You sound like the kind of "girl" that would be a great cohort of mine! Hope you don't mind the girl comment but I am still a girl at 60 and don't plan on being an "old woman". LOL!

Shannon said...

Loving the look! I'm all about a weathered look! It looks so real! I hope to meet you one day because as I blog stalk we could so do projects together.

Shannon from Bohemian Junktion

01 09 10