Monday, February 10, 2014

White painted Cupboard: before and after by Lilyfield Life

A quick little make over to share today. When I come across hall cupboards I always try to buy them as everyone needs a hall cupboard! And I love painting them...but then again there isn't much I don't like painting - except chairs...not too keen on some chairs)

This cupboard is actually quite little and I decided to keep it simple and paint it a shabby chic distressed white. First I dusted it - obviously that happened AFTER I took this photo

We left the hardware on to paint this as we wanted to soften that brassy look and decided the hardware needed to be white as well. We gave it two coats of primer sanding in between coats and then three coats of ASCP pure white with a little ASCP Old White mixed in to soften the brightness.  We then heavily distressed the piece (heavy for me) with the orbital sander to highlight all the edges and detail. The finishing result is a very smooth silky finish that is luxurious to touch. 

The photo above is before waxing. It looks very bright white - you can see that the wax applied in the photo below softens and deepened the colour.

And yes I snapped these photos with my iphone and hadn't dusted inside.It is clean now :)

great storage and beautiful timber inside.

I love the shape of this piece. Just enough detail to look sweet and interesting.

What have you been painting lately?

Fiona xx


  1. What a great little piece. I love it. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thanks Marti, it's sweet isn't it. Hope you had a good weekend.

  2. such a sweet little piece! and i love how you have it all styled so pretty!

  3. It just looks perfect!!! Love the shape of the chest.

  4. I love the contrasts of the different shapes it communicates and the side handles. Lovely painting too.....

    1. Thanks Janet, it's a pretty little piece. Much appreciated


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