For my color-loving sunshine worshiping peeps out there, I hope this little cabinet makes you smile!
After painting black for 2 weeks on the dining set I posted last week, it was so refreshing to work with such a bright color palette. Here’s the little cabinet my client brought me.
Laurie has shades of blue, gray and yellow-gold in her living room, so she requested something in that range. She was also inspired by this piece I did a while back for my own home. So I used the same technique on her piece.
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This cabinet actually came to me with several pieces of trim detached and no back on it. After my husband got it situated structurally, I cleaned it really well with White Lightning. It had been previously painted with latex paint, so I sanded a bit more than usual to ensure I took off any loose bits and ground down any crazy texture.
I treated each side as its own canvas, painting the Colonel Mustard around the outside and the Daisy in the middle.
Then I used my spray mister and a clean dry oval brush to blend the 2 colors together. I misted with water and then with a light hand, I just brushed in every direction to blur out any harsh lines.
I painted 2 coats, blending both the same way and sanding lightly in between coats.
When it was all dry and lightly sanded once more for a smooth finish, I again went one side at a time. First, I sprayed a roughly 6” x 6” area with the Easy Peasy spray wax, and then I spread it out using the applicator pad (any lint-free cloth will do).
Once a side was all clear-waxed, I went back and added the Best Dang brown wax around the edges. I put it on with a small artist brush, and rubbed it in with a shop towel. My goal was for it to look like natural aging and not have a pattern to it.
I kept it mostly to the outer edges though, so the lighter highlight in the middle would still stand out.
Lastly, I added those gorgeous blue and gold map knobs from Hobby Lobby. When Laurie picked up this piece, she commented how it was more fun to buy a piece like this than something new because you could pick your own colors and finish. To that I say, “Exactly!”