Refurbished large cabinet

Another project that’s been on my “to do” list for over a year: paint the entertainment center. The time had come to cross it off the list, wouldn’t you agree? There’s nothing like the pending arrival of a baby to light a little fire under your you-know-what to get it done. And so I did.

It was built by my aunt’s father back in the early 1990s and I’d always admired it in their home. My favorite part is the charming leaded glass windows.

He built a lot of furniture for them and he always included some piece of an antique that he’d found. About 10 years ago, my aunt and uncle called to see if I wanted it, all I had to do was arrange moving it myself. Needless to say, it made its way to my home within a week of that phone call and it’s been with me ever since. The bones on it are in great shape, but it was beginning to show some serious wear and this giant brown monstrosity was too dark and heavy for the room.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

Oh, I guess I do need to say something about it, don’t I? It’s painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White, waxed in Minwax Paste Wax Natural, and then dry brushed in carefully chosen spots in ASCP Pure White. I had to dry brush it at the end because I had a heavy hand with the sanding block and it looked a little too aged for my taste when it was all said and done.

Oh, and remind me to never paint another piece of furniture this large, with this many surfaces that require painting. This. was. a. project!

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