Sunday 1 April 2012

Barnyard Chick (sheeek)

I have wanted to paint my Restore China Cabinet since I purchased it a year ago.
I FINALLY did it!  I wanted it red...but it evolved into a red-ish piece, heavily glazed with black.
I used Para "Cherries Jubilee" velvet paint made into homemade chalk paint for the base coat.
I think it looks great in my 100 year old home. 
The colour in the photo is not accurate, and i find it looks way better in person!


THE INSIDE:  Light Aqua "oops" paint

The brass knobs & hinges got a coat of ORB

& I finished it off with something new to me:
"Modern Masters, Decorative Painter's Dead Flat Varnish" 

 It will not alter the colour, will not yellow, & will not change the sheen on your piece.
2 Thumbs up from me!

So, Do you think I am crazy??

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  1. Absolutely not! I think it turned out awesome!!
    Can you tell me what ORB is?
    Coming from the Creative Blogger's Party and Hop.

  2. And I'm doing a roundup of hutch/china cabinet redos...adding you to the line up!

  3. what a transformation! i love the new finish!

  4. What a makeover! It looks great. I always give up on stuff like this halfway through, but you did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing!

  5. A whole lot of work from a working girl. I know how hard it is to work and paint, the result is always so worth it. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I will stop by often.

  6. Great makeover. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  7. I clicked on it because I thought it was purple! LOL My favorite color. It is way better than before.
    Great job! Thank you, Beth Z.