Saturday, February 23, 2013

Painted Tea Cabinet

 I have been wanting to paint this cabinet for quite some time.  I can't believe I finally did it!
 This is how it looked before.  It was stained one color.  Enter in Sherwin-Williams "Splashy".  Only my new favorite color!
I decided to tackle this project at 10pm Saturday night.  That's just how I work.  I took the doors off the hinges and lightly sanded - I mean LIGHTLY sanded.  This piece does not get a lot of wear.  I didn't even prime (gasp).  I wanted some wood showing through.
 (Do you like the cereal boxes used to hold the doors off the floor!)

After it was painted I rubbed a walnut stain on the painted parts and then quickly wiped it off.  It took the "Splashy" down a notch and made it look a little more vintage.

 I bought some glass knobs which give it just the right touch.
 I added wallpaper to the back of the cabinet.  I cut the wallpaper to fit the dimensions on my rotary cutter.  I followed the manufacturers instructions on adhering the wallpaper.  It was quick and easy.

Whose ready for a tea party?



  1. What a gorgeous color! Love how you put it all together...and any project with little to no sanding is always a plus! (HATE sanding!)

  2. WOW! It's crazy how color can really transform a piece... and that wall paper? Stunning!

  3. Gorgeous redo! I LOVE the color - one of my favorites. Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot