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.