TODAY, I HAVE A SPRING INSPIRED CURB SHOPPED BEFORE AND AFTER ALONG WITH TIME-SAVING TIPS AND COLOR ADVICE!
Hi, sweet #sifamily. Thanks for joining me today. For all of you who subscribe to the #siblog and received last week’s email, my apologies. I had my Furniture Fixer Upper weeks all mixed up. I said I’d be posting last Thursday but it’s actually this Thursday. I think the freezing temps have my brain in a deep freeze. I hope you can join this week. 🙂
For today, I have a spring-inspired curb-shopped before and after along with time-saving tips and some color advice!
I wish I could take credit for finding this china-cabinet but it was my sister Andrea and brother-in-law who scooped this up roadside.
Here’s the pic my sister texted asking if I was interested…
And here’s the spring-inspired Cosmic Roses after… what do you think?
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PICKING COLORS – GO WITH YOUR GUT!
I remember when I was a kid, my Mum had this saying “blue and green should never be seen”. When I asked her why she explained it was just a longstanding color rule.
This old fashion rule may not still apply, but it brings up a good point. Many of us have been taught to think there’s a right and wrong when choosing colors.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked – what colors should I use? My response is always the same and couldn’t be more straight forward and simple. Color is a personal preference. What I might like could be a color combo you hate or vice-versa. Follow your heart and your own instincts and use colors YOU love!
The best part about painting furniture is anything goes.
Cosmic Roses was my inspiration for this makeover. I went with my gut on this one and pulled in a variety of greens from this floral transfer. The entire time I was painting, I kept thinking blue and green should never be seen with a big smile on my face.
It’s my guess the previous owners were repairing the wobbly legs when the glass busted out… at least that’s the story in my head. hehe Then rather than buy new glass, they put it to the curb. This was an interesting way of repairing wobbly legs – but definitely efficient. They are solid now. To blend everything together, the entire back was painted Palmetto.
Here are some progress pics. I started with this gorgeous Palmetto Green on the legs and bottom.
Then added this Kudzo Green.
And finally, this Limeade – a cheerful bright yellow/green.
Time Saving TIP~ A time-saving tip when painting pieces with glass or mirror, is painting over the glass and cleaning the excess paint off with a glass scraper like this one here. So long as the blade is sharp, once the paint has dried, the paint scrapes off super easy.
Once the china cabinet was painted, I added ReDesign with Primas Cosmic Roses furniture transfer.
To seal and protect, I used this clear wax.
I’m kind of kicking myself that I installed the glass before painting because I always forget how challenging it is to photograph a cabinet with glass all around it. The reflections in the glass are near impossible to get around. If any of you have any photography tips and tricks to help me out with this I’d love to hear.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS PAINTED CHINA CABINET… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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