Cape Town is abuzz and gearing up for the spectacular, but gruelling Cape Argus Pick n Pay cycle tour. Our weather is getting cooler and it looks like winter is coming around early!
Anyway back to my post!
I loved this retro cabinet when I saw it on Bid or Buy Crazy R1 auction. I love the clean, simple lines of the piece and it did'nt look like it needed too much work. I put up a maximum bid of R100 (about $10) and nobody else bid higher, so this baby came home to me!
Here is the before! I did'nt let the dark scorch marks and the water marks on the top put me off!
Here is my messy kitchen counter!
See the bowl of salad in the background? Bad girl, I forget to eat when I'm excited to see the end result!
For the transformation I used CeCe Caldwell Omaha Ochre as a base color, and layered Alaskan Tundra Green over that. The green was also used on the legs. The sides and the trim was done in Young Kansas Wheat. Now, the colors looked very light, but I knew that the wax would kick it up a notch!
The antique dress form image is from The Graphics Fairy. There are many to choose from, but after much deliberation, I settled on this one!
I used the graphite transfer method, paint pens and Heritage acrylic paint to complete the transfer. Then I spotted the cute Frenchy gift tag in my stash. I modge podged it onto the drawer front, aged it up a bit and distressed the edges! I think it makes a sweet addition to the overall look. Once again 'Less is not more' for Moi!
The distressing on the cabinet was done with a damp rag, I applied clear wax and then light ageing wax!
I bought the cute crystal knobs at Handles Inc. They have a huge variety of hardware and I spotted some awesome hardware for that farmhouse look and made a note to self!
Is she a cutie or what?!!! This cabinet will be a cool addition to my soon-to-be craft room!
I also dabbled a bit in mixed media, but more about that later!
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