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Valentine cabinet

I was sitting on this box-standard solid pine side cabinet and I suddenly had the urge to transform it into a glamorous, exotic and feminine object...

handpainted boho romantic cabinet

This is the before picture.

standard pine side cabinet

I started with a thick base of Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk Paint to create depth and texture.

Graphite base coat

Followed by custom ASCP colours mixed onto a matt to get soft pinks and tones of green and blue. I used Henrietta, Antibes Green and Aubusson. I applied the patterns using a stencil at random.

stencil patterns

The piece was dry brushed with Paris Grey. Dry brushing is achieved by wiping the loaded brush onto a cloth or some cardboard so that it is almost dry and only a little paint is left on it - hence the name of the method - before brushing the surface of the piece lightly and randomly to give an aged look to the paint and bring out the texture. 

Dry brushing

A few splatters of Paris Grey were added for good measure (I flicked the brush bristles loaded with paint onto the piece). 

Paint flicks

Some quite heavy distressing with sandpaper. Sealed with a light coat dark wax. No buffing. 

Distressing paint

Gorgeous brass Chinese style pulls where added. 

Brass Chinese pull rings

The drawers were lined with vinyl. 

Lined drawers

A perfect little gem for your boudoir.

Glam exotic romantic bedside cabinet

Perfect for romantic moods. Buy it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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