I hope you're having a great start to your week!
Several weeks ago I found this china cabinet at a Salvation Army rummage sale for $100! It had all the French Country curves that I love and was so blessed and excited to find such a great bargain.
Here is the cabinet when I first showed it to you several weeks ago.
I had always thought I'd paint it. I love the look of painted furniture and have pinned so many beautiful pieces on Pinterest. Painted Furniture
I recently painted this piece and I've loved the way it turned out and had decided I would paint the interior of the china cabinet the same way.
Rusty Hippo Instant Chalk Paint I didn't worry about getting it in all the crevices too much. When that dried, I dry-brushed a darker beige chalk paint (that I custom mixed) over the whole cabinet. Before that had really had time to cure, I went back over the cabinet with a sponge sander, taking the paint off the edges.
I increased my contrast on these pictures so you can better see the details.
I had pulled the cabinet out away from the wall to paint it and when I took a break to eat lunch realized I really liked it at that angle. So I left it like that.
Pulling it out away from the wall made it more of a focal point in the room.
I haven't added the glass back in the doors. I mentioned to my husband that I'd like to put chicken wire in the doors instead. While he hugged me, he told me we didn't have any more chicken wire and he didn't think they sold it any more, so we'll see how this goes. lol
Even though I love our floor plan I have missed having a formal dining room. This has added enough 'drama' to the room and I'm much happier with the whole feeling.
We recently got a new patio door and last week had a new living room window put in so I'm trying to keep them out of the pictures until we get moulding put up. Then I'll share the whole area with you, including the updates we've made on our kitchen.
I'm really loving all the summer home tours that are being posted right now! We've done so many changes since I did a home tour last year that I think I'll try to do the same in the next couple of weeks.
Have a wonderful week!
love and blessings~
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy." Matthew 5:7
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