Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Recycle, Reinvent

This old white cabinet is a knock off of the antique version. I bought this over 20 years ago because, at the time, I couldn't afford the real deal, but this gave me the feel I wanted. It has lived in the barn for quite a while, but, I decided I wanted to make it a TV cabinet for temporary use. So, Mister and I took the glass doors from the top and put them on the bottom, removed the bottom solid doors, and removed all the upper shelves. I patched her up, sanded her, added some wood trim, and got her ready to paint.

I started by searching through my Annie Sloan Chalk Paints to see what I had enough of to mix to create the colours I wanted. I love purple, so I knew the drawers' interiors would have to be purple. What a nice surprise to open them and see that lovely color! I mixed Old White with Henrietta to get the tone I wanted. Then, I wanted the cabinet itself to be a soft yellow, so I mixed Old White with Gold until I got the soft, butter colour I envisioned. And, last, the inside had to be black to hide the TV when it was off and to show off the quilts that I wanted to store in the base.

Then, I gently mixed a little of the dark and clear wax and gave her a good rub down... I was so happy with her...

 For now, this is making me happy. And, I especially like that I have reused and reinvented something for short term use.

How do you recycle or reinvent?


  1. Good job, Matty! I love those kind of projects. Lovely quilts on the bottom. Did you make them?

  2. Dear Matty,

    Wonderful re-make! It looks like Country Magazine material. :)




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