Thursday, February 6, 2014

Painting Progress

The Husband sometimes questions my choice to paint a particular piece of furniture.  In the case of this one, a large, heavy, dark pine linen press, he wholeheartedly agrees with my decision ... and he even concurs with my choice of colors.

The door on the left is all finished ... painted Duck Egg with Country Grey on the raised panel (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), very lightly distressed to accentuate the contours of the door, glazed with a wash of custom mixed chocolate brown chalk paint, and clear waxed.  The unpainted door is nothing special.  The painted door looks SO much better.

I disassembled as much of this cabinet as I could, and I brought the pieces upstairs to work on them ... two large drawers, two small drawers, and the two doors.  The rest of the cabinet will have to stay in the garage until the weather is warm enough for me to work out there.

Maggie and Winnie, my trusty assistants, are already in position, so I guess it's time for me to get to work.


  1. It's nice to have company when you're working!

    Your painting project is lovely.

  2. I would always question painting over wood too as i love the look of wood. I like how you painted this but i must say it always breaks my heart a little to see wood painted.

    Your little companions are so sweet! Must be so nice to have their company. Hugs! deb

  3. What a lovely choice of colours and what a difference it makes to the original door,I am impressed with the quality of your work, my attempts look so me-made. Love your two assistants, who I can see do most of the heavy work.

  4. I have yet to use the ASCP. I think I'll give it a try on the insides of my cabinet drawers and doors. But what color?

    What going to happen with the patterned pieces?

  5. I love the colors too, and you just can go wrong with help from assistants like Winnie and Maggie!

  6. LOVE the color! It makes such a difference. Don't Maggie and Winnie get in your wet paint?

  7. Lovely colors of paint and this piece is going to be wonderful when finished.

    Your two 'underseers' are cute. I'm sure their company is very welcome.

    Have a nice day today and a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  8. Go-o-o-or-geous!
    Love that door style!

  9. Being married to a Carpenter who loves the beauty of "wood" I've come to realize that sometimes paint isn't the answer. That's not to say your choice is wrong. I like color myself and the one's you chose are lovely together.
    Looks like Maggie and Winnie are over seeing the proceedings perfectly.


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