I had my eye on this cabinet for quite some time. When I purchased it I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Tricycle, that is such a beautiful red! I used the Bonding Agent and finished the cabinet with 2 coats of Hemp Oil. I think her line of milk paints are beautiful! We received many complements on this piece.
This was so beautiful I loved how the Tricycle Milk Paint looked with the Hemp oil on top, very rich! This piece was on display in our shop for two years and received many compliments.
Since we are the home of The Couture Collection! and Paint Couture I began painting everything I could. I wanted to show our customers our paint colors and glazes. This piece was just perfect for a makeover.
Step 1 – Prep your furniture. I use Krud Kutter Gloss-Off or Simple Green. I put the solution into a spray bottle, spray it on and use a Scotch Brite scrub sponge and clean the surface well. There is not need to rinse. Let it dry, the you are ready to paint. Most of the time, this is all you need to do, however if the surface is super shiny, rough it up prior to cleaning with 220 grit sandpaper.
Step 2 – Apply Pale Gold Metallic Paint to the doors and drawer using a good quality synthetic brush. I used the Zibra triangle brush.
I also added the Pale Gold to the front legs. Let the Pale Gold dry. My plan: painting over top of the Pale Gold with the Lake Norman Blue and let the gold shine through in the recessed areas and carvings!
Step 3 – Apply the first coat of paint to the back, sides and legs. I used Lake Norman Blue.
I used a 1/4′ nap roller to apply the blue paint to the back, it is fast and easy. It is great to use rollers to cover large surfaces fast. These rollers are available from your Paint Couture Retailer.
Step 4 – Dry Brush Lake Norman Blue over the Pale Gold Metallic Paint. To achieve a dry brush, dip the tip of the brush into the paint, then remove excess paint onto a piece of cardboard until the brush is almost “dry”. Since the brush is drier you can paint over the surface of the gold without the paint settling into the crevices; we want the gold to show through. Let the paint dry about 4 hours.
Step 5 – Working in on section at a time, apply Black Chiffon Glaze Couture with a brush and remove the glaze with a foam brush.
Here see the difference between the side that is glazed and the other that is not glazed!
Once the glaze is removed, let it dry 24 hours.
The finished cabinet:
The piece may be topcoat with one of our Couture Topcoats or Lacquer. Since this piece will not receive a lot of use I chose to just glaze it. Glaze Couture has a protective quality and is durable; however I always add a topcoat to table tops, coffee tables (to any piece that will receive a lot of use) and 2 coats of topcoat to kitchen cabinets for extra durability.
All of the paints, metallic paints, glazes, brushes and rollers used here are available from your The Couture Collection! Paint Couture Retailer.