Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DIY Chalky Finish Curio



 I was at a garage sale eyeing this piece when the lady selling it ran over and said..."lets wheel and deal, if you buy this I will run it out to your car right now!"  After a little negotiation on price I decided to take it home, and sure enough her and her son "ran" it right out to my car!

 As you can see the back has a mirror and there was glass on all sides of this piece as well as glass shelves.  



I took all the glass out and painted the frame with DecoArts Chalky Finish Paint.  This paint, much like chalk paint, can paint over just about anything without sanding.  However, I did sand this piece a little bit to make sure it was smooth and sand out the dings.

  I wanted this piece to be a soft blue so I mixed

4oz of Escape (blue)
10oz of Yesteryear (grey)
4oz of Everlasting (white)

You can see all the colors here




Here is the coverage after 1 coat, and it stuck really great.  My mom also painted with this paint and loved how smooth it went on.  
I only had to paint this piece with 2 coats of paint!


After I painted the frame I cut out panels of bead board to fit in where the glass and the mirrors used to be!  I painted those with 2 coats of the blue paint as well.  

Once the blue paint had dried I used Everlasting (white) to dry brush the entire piece.  I love the texture dry brushing gives to a piece!  You can see my dry brushing tutorial here.

I also found this pretty appliqué to add to the front door.



After all of the paint was dry I seal this piece with a water based clear coat, after I applied the glaze to all the cracks.  I like to glaze after I top coat something as it allows me to have more working time with my glaze. 



Here she is all dolled up.  


And look at all that storage







I couldn't be more happy with how cute this piece is.  I am so glad the lady at the garage sale was willing to wheel and deal!

TTFN

Brooke

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8 comments:

  1. That is a great makeover! I have seen those cabinets on our online classifieds but your idea to use beadboard is awesome. A pretty colour too.

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  2. This is one of the prettiest makeovers! My beach house master bedroom is white with a touch of blue, and I'm dreaming of how pretty this would look in it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Wow Brooke, this looks fabulous!! Love the color, the beadboard instead of glass, and it's vintage farmhouse appeal. I wonder what the former owner would say now?

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  4. Great transformation! I usually pass by the glass curios, but now they are on my "must have" list! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Since I'm in love with everything you do, it should come as no surprise that I'm featuring this on Trash 2 Treasure tonight. :)

    www.kammyskorner.com

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  6. Love this makeover! Removing the mirror without bringing on seven years bad luck, lol, (broken mirrors) would be scary! ;)

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  7. This is so clever I love it! Such a b=pretty blue too! Stopping by from Blogtalk
    Kim

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  8. What a stunning transformation! Great job!

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