6ft tall and a mere ……20″ wide.
Yes, very impractical,
but let’s see….
First–I stripped the doors, and then the face frame~which was the only other actual wood. The rest is all composite~plastics and “wood.”
Next, I had to figure out a paint scheme for the balance since it’ll be living in mom’s LL for a while. But I’m planning to load it with as much china as it will hold so the colors need to look good with all that too.
Thankfully, my china tends to be mostly in varying shades of whites with golds and platinum detailing. I love to mix & match china for different looks!
Boy oh boy—paint colors.
I didn’t want a shabby chic look,
and although I love old whites and pale grays, I knew my china would not only “blend in,” but the cabinet wouldn’t go well in the room.
I didn’t want another “black” piece so close to the dark-stained sofa or the off-black island, or a green “like” the kitchenette base cabinets…..
I was only half tempted to veneer the outer sides for more options, but –another stained piece–???
I finally decided on a “peanut buttery” color of paint I had on hand for the interior and to play with a faux paneled side idea.
I dry painted and smudged a white on the sides for a mottled “base” effect and gave it 24hrs to dry.
While that set up I played with a change of hardware to capture something more simple Euro-looking.
I used 2″ tape to create a consistent measuring guide while taping off and an exact-o-knife for clean up…
Unfortunately, it has been incredibly humid while working on this project and I honestly think it’s responsible for the “fail” you see on the one side. So before I can do the finishing touch of some detailed hand-painting, I have repair work to do. : \
I’ll leave you at this point -for the moment-
with another design change.
I’m having the hardest time getting any decent pictures to show you anything more because of lighting….we’re in storms now so I hustled the piece inside and to the LL for the remainder of work.
Subterranean lighting is always difficult -but add in stormy skies….
So till tomorrow,
I’m sharing my project with these few linky parties!