Thursday, 19. July 2012
I bought this little cabinet years ago at a thrift shop. I think it was originally a record player cabinet, but since those have gone the way of the dinosaurs, I have been using it as a nightstand. I picked up some new (to me) nightstands for my master bedroom recently so I have no need for this little cabinet anymore.
I decided to fix it up with some paint and sell it. Last summer in the July/August issue of Country Living Magazine I spied the cutest cabinet painted like an early American flag and I have been dying to try it ever since. This cabinet seemed like the perfect candidate.
I liked my homemade chalk paint so much I decided to make some more for this project. I felt like the early American flag lent itself to an aged and distressed look.
The great thing about the chalk paint is how quick and easy it is. There’s no prepping or priming. You can just paint your project, let it dry and distress it with a light sanding. I did add a light coat of black glaze to enhance the illusion of age. As you can see in the picture above, the glaze really stands out on the white stripes.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend. I am linking up with Miss Mustard Seed. If you love furniture, hop over for a look. This linky party is for furniture only. I promise you will be amazed by all the creative and talented people there.