Thursday, February 21, 2013

Corner Cabinet


Good Morning everyone.  It's cold here in Michigan and it's getting to be the end of February, but not quite fast enough.  We would like to see the sun a little bit more than we have but it is a good month to do projects, which I have been busy.  Well, I found this cute corner cabinet at a flea market in Springfield, Ohio.  I have been looking for quite some time and when I saw this one I jumped on it.  Really liked the scalloped edges of the cabinet but I wanted a little bit more to it.  There is a door to the bottom shelves but we were in a hurry to start this project.  So here is the before picture:

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The cabinet was already painted a dingy white and the green print contact paper had to go.  So after the cabinet was all cleaned up, I started painting it a clean cream color.  I wanted the cabinet to match my cupboards in my kitchen.  Of course, I couldn't leave it alone and thought it needed some more detailing.  The door that covered the bottom 2 shelves was plain and boring.  Had another piece of wood from another old cabinet.  I decided to add this to the front of the door with some added trim to the sides  of the added piece.  I distressed the front and all the details with burnt umber acrylic paint, I painted it on over the cream and than wiped off the excess and left the brown in all the crevices.
I than added an old door plate to the handle with an old crystal knob.  I loved the look.  A little shabby, don't you think?
Along the edges of the cabinet, where the scalloped edges were, I simply dabbed a rag (wet) into the umber paint and rubbed along the inside edges.  When the rubbing was all done I than took a paint brush and loaded it with the acrylic paint and with the sides of the brush simply rubbed the hard edges with the paint to give a rustic look.
I had added some more time to the front of the shelves and also rubbed paint on them to show off the details of the wood.
At the top, I added a little piece of metal (I don't remember where it came from) to add a little more interest.  I rubbed some paint on that too.
To finish off the piece I added some vintage wallpaper to the shelves.  It had a brown and a soft orange design to it which picked up the colors in my kitchen.
So, how do you like the piece?  It took a little bit of time but I was happy.  Until next time, Dianne

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3 comments:

  1. Loooove this corner cabinet. Come link it up (in our FINISHED PROJECTS linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-53/

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  2. Wow, great job! I love the look you got with acrylic paint, ages it very nicely.
    Saw you sharing at the Power of Paint Party
    Debbie :)

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  3. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

    Keep up the good work :) from, Home Buys Plus

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