Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog, Chalk Paint, Painting Furniture, Trash 2 Income | 58 comments

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.

 

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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.

 

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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!