paint on / paint off

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.Primitive reproduction farmhouse jelly cupboard cabinet painted  Early American country furniture

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!!

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