Friday, July 26, 2013

The French Provincial Record Player Turned Storage Cabinet

When I picked this one up they had already gutted it!!  Bonus!!


I finally used homemade chalk paint, and I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised but the outcome.  I think it sticks much better than other chalk paint and it holds up better against water!
Here is the Recipe I used

Plaster of Paris
3 parts paint
1 part plaster of paris

Combine water with Plaster of Paris, adding a little bit at a time until you get a nice smooth consistency. Add more water to break down the powder.  Once the powder has dissolved in the water add to your paint and MIX

I really did not stray from this recipe!  It worked awesome, just a note, this paint doesn't store very well unless it is air tight, so either work really fast or store in a mason jar.

I love how well it distressed, I also used Vaseline to distress this piece (tutorial here)
Once it was distressed I applied Annie Sloan's Clear Wax and then Brushed on a touch of her dark wax!

The inside is painted with Benjamin Moore's White Dove cause that is my favorite ivory color and I love the contrast!

Fun little storage on the top!

I left this plaque original as a fun reminder of what this piece used to be!

This piece is for sale!  If you are interested please see my Furniture For Sale tab!



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  1. The plaster of Paris works really good unless you live in a hot, humid climate like I do. My personal experience has been that once summer got here the plaster would "bead up" in the paint pretty badly. Calcium carbonate produces a very smooth chalk paint. Essentially it's just chalk :)

  2. Wow, absolutely beautiful!! I love turning the old stereo or tv cabinets into something neat! This one looks fantastic! I'm glad to see I'm on par with the price I was going to ask for mine!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  3. What a gorgeous piece - you did a beautiful job ( and just love that little storage compartment on the top !!! )
    Have a great weekend,



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