To all you wood lovers out there, WARNING…another paint transformation has taken place!
When I first started working on this china cabinet, I posted a “before” picture on my Facebook timeline. One of my friends posted, “PLEASE don’t paint it…it’s beautiful as is”.
I admit, I love the look of a warm wood finish. But I’m equally fond of painted furniture.
How do I decide which finish I’m going to do?
When selling furniture for profit, I look at the time involved in the re-finishing process and decide if the time involved will exceed the profit. In this particular case, my sister and I found this china cabinet by the curbside and immediately recognized its painted potential.
Although structurally sound, this china cabinet was cosmetically beat up. I’m not sure if I could have restored the original finish.
M-M-M (My-Mystery-Man) helped me with a few repairs and easy fix-ups. I gave the cabinet a thorough cleaning and then it was ready for a coat of HomeMade Chalk Paint. To age the piece, I applied some DIY Dark Furniture Wax tinted with paint. The result is this gorgeous grey-green dark wax finish which adds depth and interest.
Are you a fan of wood finishes or painted finishes? …and the men in your life, do they ALWAYS choose the wood finish? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Enjoy your day!