Friday, November 30, 2012

Clearly, A Beauty!

What do you do when you acquire a breakfront with potential but don't want to break the bank to update it? You pop open a quart of Vintage White (it's like looking at melted vanilla ice cream in there!) by CeCe Caldwell, lay a drop cloth on the living room carpet (it's TOO COLD to paint outside today!) and get to it!

Can you stand the curvy legs on this piece? There's a lot of surface area to paint but at least it won't be smelly when you use this kind of paint indoors!

Start on the inside by removing the wood shelves, and using a stiff brush into all the inside corners, then you can roll on the flat surfaces if you prefer. Starting on the outside; remove the door handle, and DO NOT WORRY about getting this paint on the glass. (Painter's tape? We don't need no stinkin' painter's tape!). When your project is dry, you can use a damp, lint-free cloth wrapped around your finger, to rub off any paint that might have gotten on the glass. If you have unusually large fingers, use a pop cycle stick!

Painted by Pam Lawrence

All in a day's work! This took about an hour and a half to paint and when it was dry, a pretty small amount of distressing on the detailed carvings was done. It was followed by a CeCe Caldwell's Clear Wax massage (oh la la!) to seal and protect for a long, long time!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! I love that she paints it inside! My house is full if furniture too!


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