Wednesday, 13 February 2013

No mess distress makeover...

I picked up this little cabinet ages ago and loved her original bevelled glass and gilded finials - unfortunately I was the only one who loved her so a little re-invention was called for...

one makeover later... and she looks fresh and new... hmmm maybe a little too new (at this point take note of the Costco wet wipes to the right of the photo). I may be new to this particular party so forgive me if you already know this, but: did you know you can 'shabby up' chalk paint without sanding by just rubbing over with a damp rag (or Costco wet wipe)? Just rub the edges to dissolve a little of the paint before waxing!

here she is all finished and ready to make her debut at the next Vintage Fair 2nd/3rd March!

...and here's her inside, lined with some Laura Ashley wallpaper and this time I did sand the finish to get a different look

what do you think - better now?


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