Well, at least I hope so, but please don’t quote me on that!
Back in December I shared my foyer reveal. I was so excited to have the foyer finally finished, but after a few weeks it just wasn’t working for me.
So it went from this…
I loved the black, but it was missing something. So, I applied Rub ‘n Buff in antique gold to highlight some of the detail and then lightly distressed it with sandpaper to tone it down.
After adding the gold I loved the piece even more, but it still wasn’t working. It just felt a bit too fancy and didn’t tie in with the rest of the house. Especially with the gallery wall, all in white, right above the foyer which you can see here.
Between all of the layers of paint and the damage from the move, this poor cabinet has been through a lot! When we first purchased it, it was so pretty and was a perfect accent piece in our dining room, but then this happened…
Moving can be a real eye opening experience when your furniture gets damaged and you find out what it’s really made of. I was honestly so sad to find out the furniture that I spent a little extra on was not even real wood but basically compressed card board.
After so many attempts to find the right fix to this damaged cabinet, I was determined to finally get the color right. I decided to give this painting thing one more try. I had a hard time deciding on the color, I wanted to keep the gold because I really liked how it tied in with my thrift store mirror. I thought about an off white color, but wanted something a little warmer and a color that would complement the gold accents. I had a few cans of paint in different colors in the garage and decided to go with CeCe Caldwell Young Kansas Wheat. After yet a few more coats of paint to cover up the black, some clear, dark wax and some light sanding, this cabinet is done….for now!
Between the lighting and my camera I had a hard time capturing the true color of this piece, it honestly looks better in person.
Because it wasn’t real wood it was a challenge to fix. As much as I hated to do it, painting was the only option. I never intended to paint it so many times, but learning to paint furniture is a bit of trial and error. As my painting and wax skills hopefully improve, I wont’ rule out painting it again in the future, but for now I think I will give this poor cabinet a break from the paint brush for a while.
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