Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Graphite and Old White

Isn't this the cutest little cabinet? Not sure what it was used for back in the day but it has great lines and carved appliques and a great price tag. It also had warped drawers that needed replacing, a missing beautiful handle and pulling veneer. Hence the price.

 I scrubbed it w/ TSP and painted it in Graphite and Old White. The lower drawer holes were patched up w/ Quik Wood and a new center hole drilled. The carvings on the sides were dry brushed in Old White and the original top drawer pulls got a silver gilding wax treatment. I made this by mixing AS clear wax and Martha Stewart's silver gilding paint. I'm cheap but we already established that.

  I have to tell you, I really love how she turned out. I could see this being used as an over sized nightstand in a Paris themed bedroom, as an entry table or even for a small flat screen tv.

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Susan D said...

I love how you painted the top and only some of the drawers the graphite. It is beautiful.

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

I love it Susan! I'm going to have to try your gilding formula. Cheap is good1

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sue, it is fabulous and gorgeous! I just did my first piece in black and white...I am loving black and white!


Little Miss Maggie said...

I love the combination of colors you selected. Came out great.

Anonymous said...

Luv luv luv this. Methinks the cupboard on the right is for madame's chamberpot.
I would be so happy to find a piece like this.
Your paint job is exquisite. I love the coloring.
'Cheap' has its place. Not a thing in the world wrong with it.....when the results are so outstanding.