• gildedbee

Branching out

Updated: Jun 2, 2020

I think it’s important to stretch our skills and try new things. It keeps things fresh and our creative brain inspired. I’ve done lots of furniture makeovers, but for this one I stretched myself a little. The artwork on this piece is done completely freehand, no stencil or transfer.

This piece was painted all over in Annie Sloan French Grey. For the artwork, I drew the design onto transparent tracing paper. I would have drawn the design directly onto the piece but since I was doing a side-by-side design (same image on both doors), I wanted the design to as identical as possible on both sides.

Then I placed a white graphite paper under the design and traced over it. This leave a faint white image of the design. I did this on both doors. I did the same process for the design on the drawer.

Once the design was in place I painted over the outline with an acrylic paint, in warm white.

Then everything was lightly distressed and sealed with clear wax.

I don’t have any great before pictures of this cabinet, but these give you the gist. We used it as a media cabinet but I think it would make a great bar, small buffet or even a changing table.

I don’t do a lot of furniture makeovers any more but I’m happy with the way this turned out and enjoyed stretching my skills.

This cabinet is for sale, if you have interest and are in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area, you can DM me via our Facebook page or the contact page of this website.

Our current situation has definitely given me time to work on some projects, and I'll have more things to share over the next few weeks. Stay safe!

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