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Grey distressed corner cabinet

This month I am moving my workshop to another location and therefor I will repeat a few of my favorite projects.   Remember this project?  In April 2013 my customer  brought in a corner cabinet…..

I am sure you have seen these corner cabinets before,  I have seen them at second hand furniture stores and estate sales.  The decision was made to paint the outside in a medium grey chalk paint, and the inside a blue/green chalk paint (duck egg).   The shelves needed to be stained in a dark walnut.  Here is a before picture:










I took out the glass and wooden doors and thoroughly sanded and cleaned the in- and outside.  After the sanding part,  I cleaned the cabinet with a TSP solution.   I like to work with a clean piece of furniture!  I started by painting the shelves a dark walnut stain and the outside of the cabinet two coats of Paris Grey but for the inside I decided to create my own version of duck egg blue.  To be honest, when I saw the Annie Sloan duck egg I thought it was too dark for this project  and I choose Louis blue.  Well, Louis blue was actually too bright  and it did not look good so I made my own chalk paint with Sherwin Williams quietude, and gave it one more coat.  The final result was a lovely greenish blue shade that went perfectly with the Paris grey.    I distressed the whole cabinet lightly and waxed it with clear Annie Sloan wax.  The two bottom knobs were treated with silver rub-n-buff and Liza, my customer, already had two lovely glass knobs for the top doors.  I am very happy with the end result, and yes, it was such a joy to paint it!












The bottom closet was painted grey in- and outside.




















I know, I only had one glass knob in my workshop…the owner had the other one at home.

Grey Corner Cabinet






































































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  1. I am really enjoying distressing furniture lately. This is really cool! I hope you’ll come and share at Pinworthy Projects on Friday.

    • Thanks for your kind comment! Distressing furniture is like therapy for me – no kidding. Of course I will share it this Friday.

  2. Oh how pretty! And just the inspiration I needed. I have almost the exact same piece just waiting for a makeover!

    • Thank you so much, Sharon, for your kind words. Cannot wait to see your cabinet makeover!

  3. hi if u were keeping this piece would u guys paint the back part that only the corner trolls or spiders see????? I am getting ready to redo one sheepskin outside and cascade mixed with a bit if Spanish moss/ folk art chalk paint… but with sheepskin or off white chicken wire instead of glass any comment would be appreciated I only hope mine is as beautiful as this one !!!!!!!!

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