Friday, May 5, 2017

~FRENCH FARMHOUSE STYLE CABINET MAKEOVER~ or die I was going to FINISH the transformation of this neat old cabinet if it killed me.  My Mr. AGP Man told me at 11:00 PM (that would be last night or Thursday!) he was going to bed.  I said I'd be there in a few...

(I say that a lot!  Just a FEW MORE....)

 Now it's early morning and I'm finally done with BOTH the pieces I showed you yesterday!

Remember this?
 This cabinet MIGHT have been great during the 90's when trompe l'oeil was really popular, but I'm not sure it would fit today!

(Remember when you could buy topiary stencils?  Country Inn & Suites had them all over their hotels...not sure if they still do today!)

After sanding the cabinet down (especially the front) I de-greased it and then applied a coat of beige paint (flat) followed by two coats of white paint (flat).
After the paint was dry (and after I put a roast in the oven for dinner) I distressed it before adding vintage French images. 
(Here's a tip...go to Graphics Fairy and check out her transfer techniques.  There are many to choose from and all but one or two I've used over the years.)
 After the transfer was dry I lightly sanded down the lettering before applying a light wax followed by a dark was in the corners, etc.

This piece is really too big to ship so it is destined for my booth instead of my website

I'm working at the store where I have a booth today and this is going with me.  My Mistah is going with me to unload this one and the desk I showed you yesterday.
(Yep...I got it done too!)

Yeah, I know.  I'm kinda crazy like that!
But...if you felt locked up in a room doing NOTHING for nearly 10 months you'd be breaking out of the madness as well.  Listen...I'm just so happy I have my life back so work is GREAT.GREAT.GREAT!

 I'll be back soon to share with you how the desk came out.  That one I just freshened up with white paint, sanded down the top and re-stained it.  A light coat of wax over the paint and it was done.

More than anything I'm so grateful to be able to return to what I love.  
 It was a LONG year....

More soon.

Love to you~




Theresa said...

My goodness, what a beautiful transformation:) I am happy to hear that you are feeling up to getting out and about! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Jen said...

Wow, Rebecca what a beautiful job! I'm sure it won't last long in your shop. So happy to hear you are healthy and enjoying what you love again...:-)
Take care and have a great weekend

Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca, this cabinet is so , every thing you do comes out beautiful. I'm glad you are feeling better, you have had a difficult time since the accident. I love the Christmas stocking you made for me it's just beautiful. Have a nice weekend. Donna from NH

Rose L said...

It is a wonderful transformation and makes it look so much more attractive.

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Exquisite!!! I love the cabinet!! I do know how you are feeling about getting back to transforming things. I still have the brace on my wrist, but I painted a small pine wall shelf last week and it felt so good to have that brush in my hand again!!!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your transformed lovelies!!!
Big hugs from Laura in Ontario!!

myletterstoemily said...

It was lovely to see your comment at my place, and I jumped right over. I've
missed your beautiful hand at design. Hope you feel good as new now!

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