As you can see the back has a mirror and there was glass on all sides of this piece as well as glass shelves.
I took all the glass out and painted the frame with DecoArts Chalky Finish Paint. This paint, much like chalk paint, can paint over just about anything without sanding. However, I did sand this piece a little bit to make sure it was smooth and sand out the dings.
I wanted this piece to be a soft blue so I mixed
4oz of Escape (blue)
10oz of Yesteryear (grey)
4oz of Everlasting (white)
You can see all the colors here
Here is the coverage after 1 coat, and it stuck really great. My mom also painted with this paint and loved how smooth it went on.
I only had to paint this piece with 2 coats of paint!
After I painted the frame I cut out panels of bead board to fit in where the glass and the mirrors used to be! I painted those with 2 coats of the blue paint as well.
Once the blue paint had dried I used Everlasting (white) to dry brush the entire piece. I love the texture dry brushing gives to a piece! You can see my dry brushing tutorial here.
I also found this pretty appliqué to add to the front door.
After all of the paint was dry I seal this piece with a water based clear coat, after I applied the glaze to all the cracks. I like to glaze after I top coat something as it allows me to have more working time with my glaze.
Here she is all dolled up.
And look at all that storage
I couldn't be more happy with how cute this piece is. I am so glad the lady at the garage sale was willing to wheel and deal!
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