Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Pair of Chippy Cabinets

Last week I found a pair of orangey pine cabinets that were a great size and shape, but were not my favorite color.  

Before:
I thought these cabinets would look great with a chippy look, but did not want the orange to show through.  I decided to stain them with a very dark brown wood stain. 
2 coats of dark stain directly on the orange pine 

While the stain was drying, I drove to my local lumber store and bought some solid wood beadboard for the backs.  


I mixed up some Boxwooed,  Flow Blue and Ironstones milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed and created my own color.  


I painted the cabinets with a few coats of the milk paint and as it was drying I white washed the insides with white chalk paint. 


After the paint dried, I scraped off the paint flakes and distressed the edges a bit. 


After attaching the headboard to the back of the cabinets, I sealed the pair in clear wax.  


chippy goodness 












It still amazes me what difference paint can make!  

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25 comments:

  1. Stunning! I love the new look, so much better than the pine. Great work!!

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    1. Thank You ANNE-I agree-so much better now!

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  2. Stunning! I love the new look, so much better than the pine. Great work!!

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  3. The cabinets look awesome, Darrielle! Gorgeous color.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I love the color too!

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  4. That is an awesome transformation Darrielle! I would not have looked twice at those cabinet, and now they look fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Linda-I loved the size when I saw them!

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  5. Wonderful makeover. Proves a girl can't have just one type of paint!

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love painting things with both chalk and milk paint!

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  6. These turned out amazing! I would never have thought to dark stain before painting them, a great tip I am going to use on future projects. Oh, and I am in love with the color you mixed.

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  7. These turned out amazing! I would never have thought to dark stain before painting them, a great tip I am going to use on future projects. Oh, and I am in love with the color you mixed.

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    1. Thank you Lala-I am loving the color too!

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    1. Thank you Rose-I love the new look too!

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  9. I am so in love with these. They are so beautiful. Love the color with the dark stain underneath. Great job.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I love the dark color peeking through too!

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  10. Wow... now that's an amazing transformation - beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Kristy-they do look so much better now!

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  11. Rewelacja. Jestem zachwycona. Doskonały pomysł!!!

    pozdrawiam :) Ania z Polski

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  12. I love the transformation on these two cabinets! I love the color!!! Dare you to try to mix it exactly the same next time :)))) That's only if you mix like I do!
    hugs from here...

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  13. They are gorgeous, Darrielle! What a difference - so much character now. Enjoyed your feature yesterday at The Painted Cottage 👍🏻

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  14. Do did a wonderful job on the cabinets. Those sure would look good in my house LOL

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  15. of Course I was trying to say You did a wonderful job,not do did LOL

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