before and after wardrobe
Hello everyone. Recently I picked up this wardrobe at Value Village. I rarely find good pieces there that are somewhat in tact, but this time I went I found two that were in great condition and perfect for the colour's I wanted to use on them. This wardrobe was painted in Country Chic paint in piece of cake. It is a beautiful colour that has received lots of attention and love. It has a grey undertone to it and light purple, almost looks like a metallic is in it.
To start off with a piece like this one you need to inspect it. You are looking for peeling veneer, chips or holes that may need filling or any part of it that you feel would need fixing. This piece was in great condition apart from the very underneath has trim and it had peeling veneer around the entire trim area. So I scraped off bits hanging and jagged and wood filled it along the edges. Then I had help with tipping the wardrobe onto it's back so that I could get underneath and see properly. You can't really see this part at all when its standing up but you don't want to leave something like that in bad condition even if it is an unseen area. Once the wood filler was dry I used my orbitol sander to sand down the entire trim area so that it was flat and smooth.
Once all the fixing parts were fixed I then cleaned my whole wardrobe with a mix of vinegar and lemon. Then I primed 2-3 coats of primer. You can do two coats depending on the bleed through occurring. Then once it was primed and dried I then started the fun stuff by painting. I did three coats of paint and then sealed with a clear topcoat. I used Wise Owl furniture salve in Noir Moon for the cedar lined wardrobe area. Thank you for reading and enjoy painting.
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