Monday, March 21, 2011

Colonial Blue Corner Cabinet

Still scratch building! This corner cabinet is was made from popscicle sticks and a door from a Michael's hutch. I love those things but they seem to be getting harder to find. I used Folk Art's Cayman Blue paint with a lot of weathering techniques, sanding and a layer of Soy Fruitwood stain over the top. The top and inner shelves (that you can't see) are Yellow Ochre. I may just have to give away one of my blotchy paint secrets soon if you're interested. :)
This trunk below is one more item made from the bottom of the o-so-versatile Michael's hutch with a little faux techniques on the lid and crackled and dirty French blue to finish it. The teddy on top was actually labeled as a "cat toy" at our local discount store and was dressed in Santa gear. What?? I think any normal cat would inhale and choke on it's little 1 inch height. So strange but I'm glad I found 2 for $2!


  1. I for one would love to hear about your shabby painting techniques.
    hugs K

  2. Your paint finishes are an inspiration, as is your imaginative use of 'bits' of these hutches! And good shopping getting such a cute bear for $2, and at the same time saving it from the jaws of a cat ;)

  3. Your cabinet is just perfect. I love your painting techniques. Your little teddy is so sweet and looks very much at home on the trunk top. I'm with Karin as far as learning about your shabby painting techniques. I always look forward to seeing your new projects.

  4. I would also love to hear about your painting techniques- and your cabinet is wonderful!!

  5. You certainly know how to bring the best out of your furniture items. Lovely paint techniques. I am still very much hit and miss with them all so I would really appreciate a few tips!
    Your trunk of a few posts ago is gorgeous. I love 'little' projects like this. I always feel I have managed to finish something at least!
    Nice blog, thanks for sharing.

  6. I really like your corner cabinet. And yes I would also like to hear of your painting techniques. Please!!!

  7. Wonderful furnitures! Like the colors very much and of course to read more about the techniques! Cute little bear, too lovely to be destroyed by a cat!



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