Thursday, April 12, 2012

Some Wine With That?

This week I had the opportunity to paint an already beautiful wine cabinet. The cabinet has beautiful carving and detail. I painted it in Paris Grey mixed with a touch of Aubusson Blue and graphite to darken it up a bit, then gave it a heavy dose of dark waxing to dirty it up.




Here is the (small, sorry) picture that my client sent me of what she wanted the finished product to look like. What do you think, is it close?

When the piece was dropped off my helpful husband wasn't home to move it. I guess I'm not as strong as I think or I had too much lotion on that day, because I couldn't move it for the life of me. I ended up knocking on a neighbor's door and asking him to move it into the house for me :) The things I do for furniture. I'm an incredibly shy person so this was like a milestone in my life. I'm sure my mom is reading this and is in disbelief.

In the next few days I'll be finishing up a piano makeover and a shabby French provincial dresser, so I'll be sharing those with you guys also.



Linking back to...

romantichome.blogspot.com
funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com
missmustardseed.com
www.iheartnaptime.net
www.bystephanielynn.com
kammyskorner.blogspot.com
savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com
primitiveandproper.blogspot.com
linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com

11 comments:

  1. Love the old world finish on these.
    Anne

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  2. Unbelieveable, but glad you got help. The wine cabinet is beautiful and looks so much like what your client wanted it to look like. -mom

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  3. gorgeous! i love it.

    stop by if you have a moment!

    michele

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  4. Really gorgeous, thanks for sharing. The after is stunning. -K

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  5. Very unique piece. Great technique!

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  6. what a pretty piece! love those details and the finish is perfect for it!

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  7. Fantastic redo! Newest follower, first time here, checked your before and after's, very nice. I really need to finish my before and after page! Hope to see you visit and follow along.

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  8. love that little wine cabinet. The colors look wonderful. Nice job!

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  9. That turned out great! I love how the detailing looks!

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