It must be the gorgeous weather we've been having! Yep, all 30 hours of that great spring weather put a spring in my step and inspired my colour choices (sadly, the subzero temps and snow have reemerged from their gloomy labyrinth). I custom mixed this gorgeous colour up, and I think it is perfect for the Easter season. Light and bright, but still with some gray tones, it reminds me of duck egg.
I used chalkpaint, sanding in between coats for a smooth finish. The piece was in fantastic condition, and a light sanding was all she needed for preparation. No holes, no dings, no chips - yay~!
I decided to keep it simple. Often I do a lot of 'highlighting' on pieces with carved detailing with lighter/darker complimentary colours. But on this girl, I wanted the result to be understated, so all I did after finishing the painting was seal with a polyacrylic in a satin sheen. I was going to wax, but I have to admit, I still find that waxing large surfaces (ie, the top of this 74" piece), gives a splotchy and uneven result. I still use wax, especially on small pieces, but the poly gave a great and even finish, and Im very happy with it.
I bought new ceramic knobs. They are white with a blue crazing effect. Very cute and a great contrast with the blue.
I love the great height that this piece has. It stands at 34" tall which is unusual for a vintage piece in this style (without having legs). I find 31 or 32" is the norm. I love tall furniture, I think it looks more stately and commanding.
The drawers have wooden inserts, after I stripped them of their old and dingy fabric, I applied some contemporary gray and white contact paper I have. A cute little surprise.
There is lots of great storage space in the cupboards, I painted the bases and the backer board, but I left the side walls to add a hint of their original personality.
I was halfway through painting when I remembered to take the 'before' picture - Give me a 'woop-woop' if you have done this yourself!