This piece was so fun to play with. There are so many materials, textures and a unique mix of elements of elegance paired with mystery.
To start, I first took off all the hardware and removed the doors. This allowed me to paint the edges of the doors and cabinet easily as well as under the hardware easily.
Next, I needed to scuff up the finish as it was shiny and I knew that I wanted the paint to stick and not peel off in places (common when using milk paint over a finished surface). I used a sanding brick that was 100 grit for this. I also removed the back of the piece carefully so that I could paint and stencil it without fighting the inside of the cabinet. I cleaned the piece with TSP followed with water. I use two separate rags to do this and one bucket of TSP and water mix and the other with just water. I make sure to ring out my rags very well, as you do not want to saturate your wood.
For the colors – I wanted something to accent the décor transfer I picked, Elegance & Florals, and be very classy with a pop of color on the inside.
I used Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Navy Blues for the base coat and the accent color is Curry. For the back I used the colors Creamy and Suitcase as well as Paint Couture’s Metallic Stardust and their Champagne Glaze. I taped off the inside areas where I was going to put the Curry and started with two coats of the Navy Blues color. I used the extra bond with both colors to help with adhesion.
Note: When using the extra bond you want to put on one coat and then give it 24 hours to dry. You do not want to use the extra bond in any other coat but the first.
The other two sections I used stencils with the Stardust metallic and Copper metallic. On the two-stenciled sections I also washed with the Champagne glaze to give it some sparkle - which is a little different than what most people use glazes for because it was a flat surface.
Inside the drop down leaf I stenciled a pattern using the Diamond Grunge stencil. Within the cabinet I did a raised stencil using the Dixie Belle MUD in white and slightly tinted with the Curry powder.
Well if you made it this far I hope it was helpful! Such a fun piece with lots of details and spark!
MUD in white (tinted with Sweet Pickins Navy Blues and Lantern)
- Stardust Metallic
- Copper Metallic
- Champagne Glaze
Redesign with Prima:
- Transfer: Elegance & Flowers
- Rice Paper: Fleurette Dress
- Stencil: Diamond Grunge
- Stencil: Flourish Emblem
- Butterfly Script stencil
- Old Denim metallique wax by Finnbair Art Alchemy
Sweet Pickins Milk Paint:
- Navy Blues
- Extra Bond