I have a bit of a thing for glazed cabinets at the moment. I found this one when I wasn’t looking for it, as it often the case. It was one of a pair, but unfortunately the other one had already sold. It was a struggle to fit it in my car and I had to drive home with my head ever so slightly bent forward, but hey, when you find a good piece of furniture!
It was a thoroughly miserable day with little light and lots of drizzle (hence the quality of the ‘before’ picture) but I felt quite cheered by my latest purchase.
To begin with I painted it inside and out with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ in Paris Grey and then added a second coat to the exterior using Old White. When painting the glass surrounds, there is no need to mask it off, as the paint wipes off easily once it is dry.
I used the new Orissa Stripe stencil inside the glazed cupboard. This stencil was inspired by a wall in a hotel where I used to stay in Delhi. I kept the brush really dry, so that the opacity of the pattern fades in and out. The cabinet was finished off with a coat of wax and then a little sanding on the edges.