Ann from Farmhouse Blues Interiors is back to share this incredible vintage china cabinet makeover in Lazy Linen!
Hello all! It’s Ann again from Farmhouse Blues here to share another makeover in Country Chic Paint. This time I have a vintage china cabinet I found on craigslist. Here is the original photo from the ad.
As you can see, the cabinet has very pretty lines and a good amount of storage. What you can’t see in the photo is that the finish is in poor condition with scratches, dings, and uneven wear over the whole piece. I felt paint could fix that and give this tired cabinet an updated and fresh look. I chose Country Chic’s Lazy Linen, a soft grey, for the exterior and Elegance, a muted blue/green, for the interior. Country Chic paint covers extremely well but because I wanted to create more of a “washed” look, I thinned the paint with water so that I would achieve less opaque coverage. In order to keep paint off of the glass, I slipped pages of a catalogue under the fretwork and after one coat of paint, here is how it looked.
And after a second coat of paint plus sanding the entire exterior with fine grit sand paper, this is the result.
I like using formal pieces like this in a more casual setting and opted to fill it with simple white dishes, our everyday cloth napkins, and silver flatware. Besides providing beautiful storage in a kitchen or dining room, a piece like this would also look lovely in a bathroom filled with fluffy white towels and apothecary items or as a bar stocked with entertaining essentials.
The silver belonged to my late grandmother. Many years ago as I young child sitting with her at lunch, I mentioned that I thought it was beautiful. Years later, just before she passed away, my grandmother remembered that comment and made sure the silver was passed along to me. It’s one of my most cherished possessions, using it always reminds me of her and I love how it pairs with my more casual dishes.
I’m Ann and along with my husband and two lively boys, live just north of Boston in a picturesque small town. And though I named my business Farmhouse Blues three years ago, it was just last year that we moved into a sweet little blue house overlooking a farm. It was meant to be! After my career as an airline pilot was suddenly halted by the events on 9/11, I dabbled in a few other areas but seem to have found my niche in furniture. From well-made but tired older pieces, I strive to create home furnishings that are fresh, inspired, and unique. Just recently I opened up my own space in a beautifully renovated barn and am eager to see where this new adventure takes me. Thanks for reading and please feel free to check out more of my work at Farmhouse Blues.