100 year old cabinet (or round about then) that needed some TLC . I did it once, twice, and by round three- I called it done!
Antique Cabinet Redo
I got this beautiful cabinet off a swap shop. I like wood and I like old stuff. I guess I’m kinda getting older so my appreciation for hand made items is growing. I digress- so got it for 2 reasons. 1- the finial at the top was beautiful. 2 - the star pattern in the glass is gorgeous!
Plain but with a little help?!
Phase 1 -Thought I would paint the inside and make a ‘stencil’ using a doily. I didn’t like li because the paint ran and some areas didn’t stencil well.
This time I taped off the areas I didn’t want the paint to land.
Taped the doily down. This time it’s going to work!
I didn’t like it either! Muddy looking and not how I pictured it. 😫 re- paint again! Dry and try again.
Finally- I like it! So, moral of the story? Keep trying till u get it right! I added the 2 wooden pieces to the bottom to tie in the top finial. I left the shelves as they were. Painted the inner panels a lighter gray . Highlighted the cabinet with bronze .
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Cynthia H on Jan 11, 2019
I like your update! I've used lace as a stencil, and sometimes it worked with spray paint, sometimes with a stencil brush. Maybe it was the paint or the fabric of the lace. My sharpest images came from the cheapest lace. I agree that paint is sometimes the only thing that will save an old piece.