Ever since I have started redoing furniture, I have wanted to tackle one of these china cabinets.
But, whenever I have happened upon one, they’ve usually been just a tad bit over my price range for an item to resell. So, you’ll have to imagine how happy I was when I purchased this one at an auction right before Christmas. I got the outside painted up fairly quickly, but hadn’t been able to get back at it until recently to do the inside.
(A little side story about the auction that I purchased it at: There was a matching sideboard to this cabinet. Nobody ended up bidding on it, and as I was in line at the end to pay for my purchases, the sideboard’s owner came up to me and offered it to me… for free! Oh my, you can’t believe how tempted I was, but coming to the realization that the rather large item would have to sit smack dab in the middle of my little kitchen until I redid it and it sold, I had to turn her extremely tempting offer down.)
This time around, I added plaster of paris to my paint. Although, I ended up having to do less coats of paint, it seemed like each coat of paint seemed to take longer to do. Is that just me, or does anyone else share my opinion?
I wasn’t totally sure what to do with the curlicue wooden detailing on the front of the glass. The glass wasn’t about to come out, so what I ended up doing was sliding a couple of sheets of paper up and under the cutwork to prevent getting paint on the glass, and it worked fairly well. There was a little of a bleed through to the other side of the wood, but not all that bad… definitely liveable.
Here’s a few close ups. I really did have fun setting this cabinet up.
If my bathroom was big enough, I would definitely be keeping it to store my towels in, alas, there’s hardly enough room to turn around in there, so some other lucky lady will get to enjoy it.
Hopefully, I will be back tomorrow with an update on our kitchen cabinet makeover.
Also, I picked up a little cabinet at the “Sally Ann” today. The weather was so mild, that I was able to sand it outside this afternoon… in January! Crazy!