Duck Egg Blue and White China Cabinet

I was wandering through one of my local thrift stores one day when I spied this beauty being rolled onto the floor. I immediately staked my claim as I waited for the young men who wheeled it out put a price tag on it...$69!! SOLD!
Here is the doesn't show here in my dark garage, but in the next photo you can see it was quite faded.
It still pains me just a tad when I go to paint a pretty piece like this, but it really lacked character and just felt so heavy.
Lightening it up using Chalk paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan really gave it a whole new personality!
The Duck Egg Blue and Pure White mixed is the perfect back drop for my ironstone.
I sanded the edges just a bit to bring out the pretty details.
I kept the original hardware, just gave it a coat of spray paint and a light sanding.
I gave the whole piece a coat of clear soft wax.
All the ironstone pieces were thrift store finds too.
It has so much more personality now and feels so light and fresh!

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  • Jeani Miller Miner Jeani Miller Miner on Jun 21, 2017
    First it's lovely! Why did you spray the handles rather than use ASCP? Just curious. I've always used ASCP on the hardware and it's held up really well.

  • Marie morin Marie morin on Dec 23, 2018

    What color is the blue


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  • Sylvia E Sylvia E on Jan 26, 2019

    I also have a wood china cabinet with table & considering on giving it a little color against my husbands's just because he doesn't want to help with my DIY

    • Karen Karen on Apr 26, 2019

      Sylvia, I have a wood China cabinet and matching table and chairs too. I, however, have no husband to resist!

      I'm thinking of a wood finish for the table top and the base has been uncertain. Now I'm thinking I need to use white on the base, with the interior cabinet color as an under coat. Then the light sanding will show both colors on the table base that are also in the cabinet!

      Hmmmm. Now I need to MAKE the time to get this done!