I bought this super cute mini apothecary cabinet at a yard sale a while back and have been wanting to give it a makeover. I finally decided on an Alice in Wonderland theme!
Alice In Wonderland Inspired Cubbies
I started by sanding it lightly and cleaning the entire thing.
I decided to paint it a light pink. This is Petticoat Pink by Debbis Design Diary DIY paint. I like to keep some of my paints in these FIFO bottles since they can get all clumpy and messy if left in the can for too long. I also like to thin some my paints with a little water when I keep them in these bottles.
I gave everything two good coats. I also like to have a fine mister spray bottle on hand to help it go on a little smoother.
I thought it would be fun to add some keyhole molds to the drawers. I used paper clay for these. A couple of pointers:
•Skip the messy corn starch and just stick them in the freezer for about 20 minutes. They pop out pretty easy then!
•Use a hard plastic spatula to really push the clay into the mold and to scrape off the excess.
Here they are after sitting in the freezer for a bit. You still need to handle them with care as they are not cured yet and will still bend and dent at this point.
I like to apply them when they are still wet so they don't curl up as they dry. I use wood glue and just a tiny bit of pressure to apply. I also check on them every once in a while to make sure they're staying put as they cure.
Now it's time to have fun with some transfers!
These are pretty delicate so you have to make sure and use a good amount of pressure to get them to adhere. It's also a good idea to peel back the plastic very slowly just in case a certain area didn't stick well and you can work it again.
For the last steps, I applied wax to the entire piece and added a little gold paint to the key hole molds. I usually let my wax set up overnight and buff it out the next morning for a pretty sheen.
Thanks for following along! I hope you like my little Alice in Wonderland cabinet! 💚