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Contributor and contributee… united at last.
And let me just tell you that she is divine times infinity. And quite possibly one of the nicest people I’ve met. LIKE EVER.
I’m saddened to share that our dwelling places are separated by about 5 of the largest (squarest) states in the country. For you east-coasters, that’s about 20 states. But that doesn’t mean I can post on her blog each month! BWAHAHA!
So today I’m gonna show you another furniture project from our vault. It’s a favorite among our readers (and myself)… but it’s out there. You’ve been warned.
Here’s the before shot (straight off the craigslist ad)!
My favorite part of china cabinet or hutch transformations is doing a fun pattern or stencil on the ‘backboard’… Like these that we’ve done in the past (click on the image to be taken to that post!).
I wanted a funky ‘mod’ feel, so after priming the ‘backboard’ white, I cut out a template from cardboard and started drawing on and ogee pattern with a pencil.
I like super unique color combinations, because they’re unexpected and almost always turn out amazing! So I reached for HUNTER GREEN! I started slapping on the paint with a craft brush in the following pattern. Nick kept saying ‘it looks like a corn stalk’ … then ‘it looks like giant tire tread’. But I persevered.
Then I splashed in some orange and blue. Stay with me my friends!
Finally, I added white to separate everything just so. I purposefully left things a little artsy and brush-strokey. I wanted it to LOOK handpainted, and not like someone slapped on some vintage wallpaper (which would have also been cool).
After priming and painting (ORANGE!) the body of the china cabinet, we secured the backboard into place with a nail gun and stood back to admire our work.
You were skeptical there for awhile, weren’t you!
I’ll be the first to admit that it takes a special person to actually be able to make this work with their home décor… but boy was it fun to paint.
This one is easily in my top 10 favorite furniture transformations, and one of the FUNNEST too!
We’ve got a whole page of Furniture Design and Refinishing Techniques if you’re interested in seeing a variety of different ideas. And as always there’s a plethora of inspiration on the furniture gallery and tutorials page! Please come on over to our blog Sawdust and Embryos and say hello!
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