Cabinet Rehab with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and General Finishes
I recently used this cabinet to show how repetition of color and design makes a big "Wow". The cabinet itself is a "Wow" for me! I've loved it since I first saw it...I think it was the curved sides that reeled me in. I just knew it was looking for some good 'ole TLC.
This cabinet has a mysterious past and had some very interesting stains that we knew were going to haunt us in our transformation process. We cleaned it very well with denatured alcohol and sealed in all those potential problems with Zinsser Bullseye Shellac.
The inside back had been lined with a lovely coral fabric and edged with a double welt. I pulled that off because it was faded, but saved it in case I want to do that again - it will be a great pattern.
I had a little trouble deciding what finish to use, so I'm glad I made sample boards so I would know for sure'
if I liked it...and I did.
We then painted it with two coats of French Linen Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and sealed that with General Finishes High Performance water-based poly in the Flat Out Flat Finish. Next is a coat of General Finishes' Winter White Glaze. This was applied liberally and then wiped off, leaving build-up in corners and crevices. Lastly, finish with another coat of Flat Out Flat. The interior is painted with Pure White Chalk Paint®.
We put the glass shelves back in today and are just gazing at how beautifully it turned out! Now we're playing dress-up with it, seeing what colors and styles look best!