Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cream Cabinet

When I got this cabinet home I immediately started sanding the top.
It was so scratched and I wanted to smooth the scratches out before I started to paint. It was also missing some veneer, but otherwise in good condition.
I used an oops paint that I had that was a light beige. It was too beige for me so I mixed it with white that I had on hand. I did a 50/50 ratio. It came out a light cream like color and I was thankful it was pretty easy to do as mixing colors makes me nervous.  

I mixed it into homemade chalk paintpainted it with two coats and distressed. Since the top sanded so well, I decided to stain it to see how it would look. But the spot with the missing veneer stood out like a sore thumb. 

I didn't want to paint over the nicely stained wood, so I decided to hide the missing veneer with some strategically placed stripes. I've done this before on this red dresser and this grey dresser.
I got what I wanted with a stained top, but also hid the problem and wound up adding more visual interest to the piece.
After I distressed I covered the entire piece with the dark wax "glaze" technique and buffed it smooth.

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  1. That looks so nice - and great cover up with the stripes! I would love it if you would follow me.

  2. I love that cabinet, I've not seen one like that before. I love seeing your projects. :)

  3. What a great idea! If you hadn't shown the pic of the missing veneer I wouldn't have noticed it. You can't tell with the white stripes. Creative way to cover it up and it looks amazing!!!

  4. Love it!!

    Doris Henson

  5. Now this is such a clever idea. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. What a great way to hide blemishes and add some detail. Awesome idea! I'd love it if you'd stop by and link up at The Makers going on now at See you there!
    Corey @

  7. Love the stripes!... too sweet! xo!

  8. That is a great idea to stripe the missing veneer. Neat piece!

    Dropping by for Thrifty Things Friday!



  9. What a great redo! I love that cabinet! Thank you so much for linking up to this week's TTF party! I am going to feature this post today at TTG FB page! I hope you will drop by and give it a "like". Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. You rock. I love how this turned out!

  11. Love how it turned out! And great idea with the stripes ;)

    Found you @ Shabbynest link up :)


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