It’s been a busy summer. So busy, I didn’t have time to get a display cabinet ready for my new set up in Lunenburg. Opps.
I had a launch date and free demo night planned and needed a display cabinet. I found this large, solid and VERY heavy maple 70’s hutch and I thought it would do just the trick. But it needed a little re-loving don’t ya think? And did I mention its heavy? Boy they don’t make things like they used to. Solid wood. Beauty.
I started painting this Tuesday morning. Ok. I confess…Mr FPM helped. We gave it a quick scuff sand removed the centre door, removed the glass from the outside doors, gave it a good cleaning and started painting. I gave it a base coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Curio, used a wax puck to resist, and then two coats of yummy Tricycle milk paint. I used the Curio under, so when distressed and painted it would have a dark underneath, not the orange maple. I love how it came out!
I top coated it with Hemp Oil and re attached the original hardware. I may change it out eventually, but I thought the original looked ok, we lugged it to Mom’s Buy and Sell Wednesday afternoon just in time for a free milk paint demo. Phew!! A lot of work but easily done in 1 and a half days!
I really like how it came out. I totally forgot to take pictures of the cabinet on display. Here is one that someone took during my demo. I will be back there soon so will snap a few.
Oh…and we had a fantastic turnout for our launch. I was a little overwhelmed at the turnout. Thank you thank you. If you were there, I totally appreciate you coming out on such a beautiful and warm night. I hope we had a chance to say hi.
I’m enjoying my busy summer – I have painted SO much this summer I am starting to think a paint brush is permanently attached to my hand! Milk Paint, FAT Paint and Fusion have been flying on my paint brushes!
If you are in the Lunenburg area, you can see this piece and pick up some milk paint at Mom’s Buy and Sell (229 Lincoln Street), they also carry FAT Paint Chalk Paint too!
This was a big but easy before and after, YOU can do this too! If you are wondering how to get started, join us for a workshop, we are offering workshops in our studio in the Moncton area and now in the Lunenburg area (you can see our workshop calendar here, check the location of the class you are looking for) or you can drop into our workshop (we are open 11-3 Wednesdays to Saturdays in Lower Coverdale). We would love to help you
What do you think about this makeover? From dated 70’s to updated shop display all in 2 days! Phew!
Thanks for popping in. I truly love sharing my before and after’s with you.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!