A few days ago I was queueing up in a local cafe when a woman came up to me with this lovely old cabinet. “Do you think you can do anything with this before I throw it away?” she asked. She had been into the shop first and having been told where I was she took the trouble to come and find me. As she left, the person behind me commented that there are some lovely people in the world, and indeed there are. This small act (in the grand scheme of things) really touched me. It is such a sweet cabinet and I am so glad that it wasn’t thrown away.
I have given it several coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint beginning with Cream followed by Provence and then topped off with a blend of Old White and Old Violet as the final coat. I have used the new Mini Kota stencil in a paler tone of Old White and Old Violet for the interior. Once there are bottles on the shelves there will only be glimpses of the stencil hiding behind, but I think that’s quite nice.
After waxing I have sanded the edges quite heavily in order to reveal the colours beneath. Here it is saved from destruction and given a new lease of life.