I think I had more fun staging today’s French farmhouse corner cabinet makeover than painting it.
That’s a big statement coming from me.
Because I’m a self-proclaimed paint nerd and there’s not a lot of things I love more than painting.
I love farmhouse style furniture.
Every time I see pretty farmhouse cabinets filled with creamy white platters I sigh. I’d love to have something like that in my house. But I just don’t have the room for a big farmhouse piece like this.
I found this hefty corner cabinet at our local Restore. Loved the piece, loved the lines. Once I brought it home and set it up to paint I realized just how huge it was, especially in my small studio.
Like really huge.
I worked on this between several other projects for a few weeks. Working through all the stages of this makeover, I had to shuffle around the edges of this giant.
I knew the details on this piece were perfect for the Amy Howard’s New Toscana finish I used a few months ago. I followed the same steps as I did on that beautiful twisted leg desk makeover I shared. I used the gorgeous French Blue One Step paint as a base and added a layer of Bauhaus Buff Milk Paint on top.
Next came a layer of Antique Glaze. I sealed it with Amy Howard’s Clear Wax on the inside of the cabinet and Light Antique Wax on the outside.
I used Dust of Ages on the wax when it set to a tacky point to create the aged patina in the cracks and crevices and just a little dark antique wax on high spots and areas that would naturally show wear to finish it off.
The painting was fun.
But, the real fun came when I filled the cabinet with ivory plates.
And finally had a reason to pull out my cow creamer 🙂
My staged farmhouse corner cabinet makeover looked so good I hated to take it down. But it was smack dab in the middle of my studio and I had no room to work 🙂
Besides, I emptied out most of my office just to get this photo. I think DH was getting a bit tired of stepping over all my supplies in the living room!
So I got practical and took it down.
The cabinet is now at the shop, it’s for sale if you’re local to Madeira Beach!
If you love furniture makeovers a s much as I do you’ll love the rest of the groups farmhouse themed furniture makeovers this month. Click on any picture and it will take you to that post.
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