Hello everyone, ready for Christmas? I am not done yet. Last week to go right?
When I saw these cabinets and said “I want them" I had to have them because I knew exactly what I wanted to do to them.
They were tall and perfect for a transformation and I could picture them in a bathroom for towels and storage. Country Chic paint Dune Grass was the perfect colour to use.
First I knew these were handmade solid wood and that there would be natural tannin bleed through. I find the more you sand down the more bleed through happens so I like to scuff lightly but not too much that youre down to bare wood. Sometimes the previous topcoat can act as a tannin blocker. I cleaned both cabinets with vinegar to remove any surface dirt.
Once these two steps were done I started to prime. I did two coats of primer leaving a few hours in between coats so that the primer can settle. Once the primer was dry and left for a few hours to sit I started to apply the dune grass paint. I did about 2-3 coats of paint and then used a mix of tough coat and clear coat for my sealer. I used more tough coat on the shelves as those are used the most and need to be durable.
Once dried and settled I started to work on the chicken wire. You can get different shapes and sized gaps like the hexagon shape I got. Measure your panels or door and cut to size. Wear gloves so you don’t get scratched like I did from the wire. Yikes!!
Once you’ve measured each panel or one door panel you can either staple them to the back of the door making sure to clean up the ends so they aren’t sticking out or if there are grooves from previous glass or plastic panels like mine did, you can stick the wire into those and staple to secure.
That’s about it for these cabinets. You can use any colour you’d like and create the vision you see. Don’t forget to use my code for 10% off LUBBLYJUBBLY
Thank you and Merry Christmas
Hello everyone. Well winter has officially come to Ontario, my area anyway. My kids were excited to see snow when they woke up the other day.
These two side tables were a custom job for someone who had seen them in my unit. I told her I could add new wood tops and new legs and she loved the idea, so I got started on the job.
I always sand pieces first, not down to the wood, but enough to de gloss the finish and create a scuff. I like to use vinegar and lemon mix to clean them. If you plan on adding legs then you need to pre order them as they can take time to get to your home.
Once you have prepped your piece you will take off the old top and the hardware. Then start to paint, you probably can do 2-3 coats but you’ll see after the second coat. While the paint is drying you can paint your hardware and make your new top and shelf. To make the top you need two boards that you sand until smooth and then you can stain using your preferred stain and colour.
Once dry you can glue and nail them together. Make sure you measure the shelf area that you want and measure and cur your pieces. Stain them and then glue and nail together. You can router each piece if you want a nice edge.
Once you have let the stain cure the next day, you are going to put your new top on by gluing and nailing it to secure it to the dresser. Place your new shelf inside the space. I sprayed my Country Chic Paint Clear coat on but you can brush it on if you prefer.
Let the clear coat settle. I always tell my customers give the topcoat a few weeks to cure. Topcoat your hardware using a small brush and place on the drawers and you’re done. You now have a beautiful console.
Thank you for reading