Originally painted in pink, I spotted this little cabinet in a warehouse filled with French imported furniture. I knew it could be a little gem once I gave it a new painted finish.
First step is light sanding and cleaning. Then I painted two coats of a good quality tinted primer. Having a 'fresh canvas', I can now apply the layers of paint. I used the latex paint, Benjamin Moore Sweet Innocence in eggshell.
Tinted primer is applied
blue and white paint with no glazing
A custom mixed grey glaze is lightly applied after the blue and white paints have dried for 24 hours. I like using glazes because they add subtlety to the piece and gives the appearance of an old painted finish.
Glazing softens the colors
Applying with a brush and using a cotton rag to wipe off excess
Very subtle glazing
Inside drawer and cabinet painted
I'm really happy how the French cabinet turned out. It has a nice height that could be good next to a bed or as a side table. The cabinet is for sale in my shop. For more photos and information, click here to go the listing!
Till next time,