Since my epiphany about a month ago, I’ve been sprucing up my little workshop [farm shop] and drying barn. Out with the old – in with the re-newed! Cleaning, scrubbing, re-organizing, and lots of painting [freshening!]! Bringing it all-together.
My most recent efforts have been re-painting an ‘icky’ old farmhouse cupboard [that I had acquired some time ago] that’s used for storage in my drying barn.
I really really love this piece by reproduction Colonial furniture maker extraordinaire, Joseph Spinale.
While my cupboard isn’t as awesome as Joseph’s [with all his antique repro details], it was the inspiration for my cupboard re-do!
First, I cleaned and sanded the entire cupboard. Next, I applied two coats of grey satin latex paint to the exterior. Then – just for fun – added a touch of black satin latex to highlight the door/trim and wood knobs. Now comes the fun part ~ distressing ~ and finally finishing with a ‘colored’ wax.
It’s no fine antique reproduction, but, it’ll do!!