Well, I just finished up a great weekend, filled with dinner dates with friends, lunch with my daughters and lots and lots of work. I spent much of my free time getting an apartment ready for rent, but there is one good thing that came of that .... the empty apartment gave me a warm spot to paint this tall cupboard. I really miss being able to paint furniture over the winter ... but spring is almost here!
This is how the cupboard looked when I found it at an estate sale. The door was broken, and whatever was originally in the window was missing. My DH repaired the door, and I filled the splintered wood with wood putty.
First I deglossed the mahogany finish, as it was still in pretty good shape and new paint would not have stayed put. Then I filled the window with a diamond shaped mesh.
Last of all I transferred this great French Clothier's signage onto the front of the door. It mentions all kinds of French unmentionables, and I thought the cupboard would be perfect for someone to use as a lingerie cupboard ... of course it could also be used as a linen press!
As usual, I am indebted to Graphics Fairy for the great signage. Karen has a remarkable selection of various French business signs, labels, logos and letterheads, all of which look great on painted furniture. I am still trying to decide if I should rough it up a bit to give it some 'age' and patina? What do you think?
Thanks for coming along to check out my latest reinvention project!