Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Painted furniture

This is the only painted furniture that I have left in the house now after drastically reducing big stuff when we downsized to our little cottage. It is one of my favourites so I'm glad there was room for it.

                                                   Close up of drawer.

close up of the cupboard front (which I took the wrong way around!)

This is the right way round!...the tassel came of something else which matched the painting on the cupboard.

                                                           The Top the design is repeated on the other corner

Its got a painted red undercoat, (emulsion) with a cream emulsion on top and then sanded back a bit (a coat of satin varnish to protect it) to make it shabby chic!
The borders are supposed to be a pretend bamboo which you cant really see on the photo, painted in acyrlic paints and the cupboard was free....can't get more money saving than that! :0D

Oh and the inside is also painted red.


  1. Love painted furniture.....really pretty cabinet!

  2. How very talented you are! This is a beautiful piece of furniture and I'm not surprised it's an old friend. I love the way you finished it with the little tassel.