Striped and Checkered China Cabinet

I’m sure my lack of before pictures make reading this a little less interesting, but I have been re-doing furniture for 6 years now and have only most recently started to share my projects.

Let’s just say that this china cabinet was a poorly cared for piece with water damage and I bought it for 8$.

The original piece had doors covering the two bottom shelves. I tried to make them work but how else could I display all my knick knacks and pictures?

The item inside the crystal ice bucket on the bottom left is my broach bouquet I made for my wedding. So worth the money and DIY time. Maybe someday I’ll post about how I made that. Here is a great tutorial that I used: DIY Broach Bouquet

As you can see here one of these drawers is not like the others. The wood work was missing, I considered ordering all new overlays from myoverlays.com but then figured that if I was trying to re-sell I wanted to keep my costs down. I decided on a MacKenzie Childs Inspired checkered pattern. 

I took the original hardware off and hand painted it with Martha Stewart Metallic in Thundercloud. I also turned it up-sidedown to give a different look. 

Originally I left it with just two different silver colors. But I was bored and wasn’t proud of my piece. 

I used the frog tape to do the edges but in the future I would probably just try and free hand. It didn’t work so well on this piece because of the texture. 

I changed the backsplash from Thundercloud to a gloss black to give the piece more contrast. 

Now it’s got a POP!

I accented the different areas of wood work!

Since the top of this piece reminded me of an awning on a little french shop I thought I would paint it as one. Measure the piece and tape off the different sections so the stripes are the same size. The two stripes on the ends were skinniest. 

Still wasn’t what I’d pictured…..

So I painted the silver on the top with a light white wash coat. 

TaDA!

To paint a checkered pattern. Tape off the area and label.

Mackenzie Childs inspiration

Pinterest Inspiration. Follow me http://pinterest.com/laurenforster/
Cute silver furniture at Z-Gallerie that inspired me!

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