5/19/2008

Painted cabinet




I painted this cabinet recently to go in a client's entry hall. We had been looking for a piece that was the right size and that had some drawers for storage. I found this little huntboard at a used furniture store. It had a rather dreary pickled finish and the top was all scratched up, but I loved the shape and size and the tall legs that give it a more "open" look.  So I bought it and "recycled" it.
The top has a marbled finish that goes with her Mexican tile floor and the sides are finished in shades of taupe and greens that coordinate with the lovely stained glass piece in the window. [Made by her daughter !] Also terra cotta and black, as there is a black wrought iron piece in the hall, too. The pattern is taken from a "flamestitch" fabric and I cut the stencils myself. Then I used a glaze and a rubber comb to create the striped overpainting. Then several coats of waterbased varnish. 




8 comments:

Mystic Silks http:mysticsilks.etsy.com said...

Most excellent!!

AltheaP said...

I love this! So elegant!

Chauncey said...

Kate, thats beautiful!

jstinson said...

Wonderful table! I love, love, love it! Maybe it will inspire me to up-cycle some of my old stuff! Great job!

ZudaGay said...

Beautiful!! It looks wonderful in it's spot!

Jordanka said...

You did a great job with that table,what an original idea.

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maryeb said...

This is an outstanding piece!!