Sunday, June 21, 2015

Milk Paint Vintage Cabinet with OFMP


It's time again for furniture make-overs at The Fab Furniture Flipping' Contest!  
June's theme is Shabby Storage and is sponsored by Old Fashioned Milk Paint

I found an old cooler/pie safe cabinet  at the the Flea Market and knew it would be perfect for storage in my new bathroom.  

Before:


The cabinet is well built and the perfect shape and size to for my bathroom, but it was pretty grungy and needed a make-0ver.  I wanted to make it have a layered look with milk paint, so I first painted the entire cabinet in Bayberry Green by the Old Fashioned Milk Paint.  Since the cabinet was dry and old there was little chipping, which was what I wanted.  The get the next color to chip off and reveal the undercoat, I rubbed candle wax on random spots and all the edges.  The wax creates a natural barrier and the paint doesn't stick.  I wanted a soft beachy blue for the next color, so I mixed Federal Blue with Oyster White to get the color I wanted.  I painted the cabinet with two coats of paint and then using my scrapper I scrapped off the flakes and got the chippiness I was going for. 
The last step was to seal the cabinet with clear wax and add a crystal knob.  




Boxwood Wreath 

Love the crackle! 


You can see the 3 layers (white, green, blue) 

New Knob



Plenty of Storage

You can see the original screen to keep things cool







Love the layers of paint 





I am very happy with how my cabinet turned out! 
Go check out the Hosts and other Flippers at:
Evey [Evey's Creations] (Co-Creator) Stacy [Anastasia Vintage] (Co-Creator)

24 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!! What an awesome piece you have made even more awesome! I love it's chippy goodness!

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    1. Thank you June-I love this piece for storage!

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  2. Beautiful cabinet...and shade of blue. You are a true master with the paint brush!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-myabe that should be my new nickname around my house-the master of the paint brush! ha ha ha

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  3. Oh wow!!! You did it again. This is stunning and one of my favorites...everything you do is my favorite. Just the right amount of chippiness and I LOVE the color.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I love the color too and I always love chippy!

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  4. Very, very cute! I'm in love with your bathroom.

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you Rue-I am loving my new bathroom too! I need to take pictures for a post!

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  5. WOW!! This is gorgeous!! I love how it turned out and it is quite beautiful next to the clawfoottub! Would love to see more pics when you do a post!

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    1. Thank you Benita-we just moved into our remodel/addition last week so I am beginning to decorate and will be posting soon!

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  6. LOVE that cabinet!! Can't wait to see more of that pretty bathroom!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-the cabinet is very useful so I thought it should be pretty too!

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  7. This cabinet is fabulous! Love, love, love the chippyness and layers of paint showing through. And what a perfect size cabinet for a bathroom...nice and tall with great storage.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I needed a place for towels and things so this is a perfect piece for my bathroom!

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  8. Oh wow! I am in love! I`m just gonne list up everything that is AMAZING with this piece!
    The shape! The fact that is so old and simple, makes me love it even more. The color! and the chipping! You really had success on that one! Well done !

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    1. Thank you Tone-I am in love with this piece too! Not only is it pretty now but it is totally functional!

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  9. Absolutely love it! And the bathroom is amazing! Love the subway tile, and the shiplap (?) walls. The little painting leaning on the wall is awesome as well. You must be so thrilled with your new space!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I did do subway tiles and shiplap-we live in a 100+ year old Farm House and I thought this combo worked best. I used ceramic tile on the floors I am loving it

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  10. Very nice makeover Darrielle - love the chippy layers of paint and your choice of color for the top coat!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love a good chippy piece!

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  11. Ile człowiek musi pracy włożyć aby uzyskać taki bajeczny efekt. Wyszło CUDOWNIE.
    pozdrawiam

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    1. Thank you Ala-I love the choppiness too!

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  12. ADORE this project. Such a beautiful colour

    Sarah @ EDEA Smith
    www.edea-smith.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Edea-I love the chippy look too!

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