Susan over at Glen Oaks Primitives asked me to share a bit of a tutorial on how I painted my latest wall cupboard, which I showed you in my last post. I'm more than a bit shy of doing this as I'm no expert, but I'll gladly share with anyone who's interested just what steps I took and paint used in this make over.
If you know me at all, I'm the impatient - I want to have it finished before I've started kind of person so this was a relatively simple make over!!!
This was the only 'before shot I have of the cupboard which was purchased from ebay. It was shabby chic in style and my mother couldn't believe it when I 'ruined' it by painting it black!
First though, it needed a light sanding to remove the wax coating and residue paint but I didn't strip it right back.
Next I used Dulux Midnight Black matt emulsion paint and just gave it one coat of this and let it dry.
Here's the bit where I was tempted to throw it away when I applied the next coat of paint which was Dulux Ruby Red matt emulsion but it does go on in this lurid pinkish tone!
After letting it dry, all I had to do was stain it with a teak varnish but the best way I found to do it was to remove as much varnish from your brush as possible and paint the surface and then using a clean old rag, lightly wipe over it so that the stain is not too deep. It really does help kill the pinkish tone!
And there you have it!
Before I head off, I'll share what I got in the mail today- like an early Christmas!
Another ebay purchase (from a 'local' primitive saltbox lover!!) and a bit of a treat for myself - my very first hooked rug! Really pleased with my new snowman rug!
And I have sighed contentedly and stroked these gorgeous wool bundles which came all the way from Rhode Island -l you wool lovers out there know what I'm talking about!!
Now I need to put them to good use before the 25th! Watch this space!
Hugs and thanks again, dear friends!