I've said this before and I'll say it again...probably a lot since I have such an obsession with furniture, but every once in a while you work on a piece that you want to keep. It's happened to me now on five different occasions. Yep, FIVE! This piece was one of those "Oh I wish I could keep this!" type pieces.
My friend Kerri had this piece that her father had built. The lines of the piece were great, but it had seen its share of wear and tear. She was wanting to update it and make it shine. I need to let you all know that Kerri is SUPER talented and probably could have done this herself if she wasn't so busy being an awesome mother of three, a fabulous jewelry maker, and gorgeous wife! Her jewelry is one of my little addictions, I simply adore it and have enough pieces now that I wear something she has made almost daily.
This is what the piece looked like before
I would apologize for the mess in our garage, because we were cleaning it out at the time, but it's always messy because I'm always working on about 20 million things at a time. It is what it is.
These were the upper doors (sans glass) and the shelves
It was pretty straight forward really. She wanted Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen (which is a personal favorite of mine) and some dark wax. So I got to work. I loved how it lightened up the piece so much. I fell in love hard and fast with this one!
Detail when I started the dark wax
In this picture you can see how scarred the lower shelves were, they took quite a bit of sanding before I could begin the painting.
This is the finished piece in my garage.
Kerri lives a good distance from me and so I didn't get to take the final pictures of this piece myself. She gladly provided the finished product pictures with the cabinet in place in her home.
She was very pleased and so was I. I can't wait to take a trip out there and see it in person...and have a little fun with a great lady too!