The long winter wait is over! We've had beautiful weather this week and I've finally been able to get some paining done!
I had this china cabinet in the shop for almost a year. I intended to paint it before I took it in, but I sold some things and had a hole... so to the shop it went - naked!
Why did I bother? It didn't sell. So, I hauled it back home determined to paint it and turn it into fabulous!
I'm loving everything French, so I began with two coats of ASCP Paris Gray.
Then I hand-painted all the trim Old White. (Before on the left, after on the right). It looked awesome, but it looked new. So I added a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax.
Dark wax has been a challenge for me to master, so here's what I learned on this project. I brushed on some dark wax. Ugly, right?
Then I wiped the excess off. You can see how it's lighter, but not pretty! Panic! Now what?
Well, it's true that clear wax takes off dark wax! I brushed on another coat of clear wax and it took off the excess dark wax.
Ahhh, much better!
This piece has awesome dentil molding!
I needed to do something with the hardware. So, it got a coat of Old White, then I rubbed my wax rag over it to "smudge" the paint with dabs of dark wax.
It's a great home for blue transferware! How I love blue transferware!
I think it turned out belle!
I'm linking up to these great parties this week: