I bought this cupboard almost a year ago, best I can remember.
My intentions were to put it in my kitchen where the old china cabinet sits now. It sat out in The Hell Hole, behind Big Daddy’s John Deer this entire time. The biggest reason I never got around to painting it was it was just too hard to get to. Plus, it was covered in dust and dirt from that mower!!! Anyway, I am getting right down to Crunch Time for Vintage Market Days and I really wanted to try to get just one more piece finished before ‘Move In Day’ on Wednesday.
Look at it now 🙂
This was not an easy one.
I knew I wanted the outside of the cupboard to be white. That really narrows it down doesn’t it? You could do an entire dissertation on ‘white’ in the world of decorative paints, could you not? When it comes to The Whites, here is a list of the ones that I prefer to paint with, in the order of most used:
General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint
Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint
Americana Decor Everlasting Chalk Paint
Miss Mustard Seed Ironstone Milk Paint
I used GF Antique White on this project. It is my favorite white currently because it has all of the characteristics of Annie Sloan Old White plus nothing bleeds through it. I love that! It took three coats of Antique White to cover the cupboard. The finish is also more durable with GF and I mean out of the gate. In other words, its more durable before you even wax it.
I found a box of six of these cute knobs at Ross for $7.99. I do really like how the look on the piece. I wanted something pretty neutral and understated.
I distressed the edges a bit but nothing major. I saved the major for the beautiful details in the glass doors.
I chose to paint the inside of the top part of the cupboard Annie Sloan Duck Egg, the most perfect aqua EVER invented. I am not at all much on the two toned effect when it comes to painted furniture, as Big Daddy pointed out to me when he saw the finished piece. I did not pioneer this paint combo, mind you.
I have seen several like it on Pinterest an I really wanted to try it.
We were in Nashville over the weekend and hit a few antique and thrift stores while we were there. The brown transferware pieces I brought back with me. That platter was $8!
These tarnished silver teaspoons were $.25 each at the Lebanon TN Goodwill.
Well, this is the last piece to go in the Market pile.
I promised 12 pieces and I’m delivering 15. Not too bad 🙂
Speaking of the Market, the winner of the pair of tickets was Rena Stoppelbein Canal of Bat Cave, NC! Thank you to all who entered and all of ya’ll’s sweet and encouraging comments on my last post.
It means a lot to me!
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