Hi! my painting friends,
I can't wait to show you what happened to this:
You have to see it again -
The 1980's went trendy 2013 style.
Cutting off wood flourishes,
refacing the door fronts,
replacing the old backing with beadboard panel,
and adding new hardware.
It was a group effort to transform this old cabinet
into a pantry that Scott and Rachel can use
in their kitchen.
We had to spray prime the entire piece
to rid of any leftover 1980s.
The primer would not have been necessary otherwise.
Smells good now.
We mixed "Peacock Blue" with some black and white
to get our base color.
Now for some rustic charm.
Double load a wide brush with
your base blue and Minwax "Early American" stain.
Occasionally, you might need to add some
clear glaze to your brush to extend and blend.
It really depends on how blended
you want your finish to be.
Less glaze - more line separation.
More glaze - more blending.
After that is dry
use a chip brush dipped in stain
and brush into corners and edges
where you want a worn look.
If it gets too heavy,
just use some paint thinner on a rag
and wipe some off.
We used a wood stripper on the drawers
and applied a new finish -
brushing on both "Early American" stain
and black semi-gloss paint.
Old entertainment centers make great storage.
So this heavy Thomasville
got rid of its curls and swirls
and now has straight line beadboard fashion
with fun color expression.
Hope you all enjoy the before and after!