A TALE OF TWO CABINETS…
starring… Alaskan Tundra Green…
a primitive cabinet for our store…
and one for my home.
(below: the finished cabinets)
I was thrilled when I found each one of these cabinets. The primitive construction and characteristics were ideal to showcase not only my china but also the natural characteristics of CeCe Caldwell’s Paints. I cleaned them with Simple Green, disposed of the mouse nest inside, then applied two coats of Alaskan Tundra Green on the outside of each one. I also painted the inside of each cabinet. One with Vintage White and the other with a pale pink I created by mixing CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White with red milk paint. The end results were breathtaking.
Here’s the cabinet I did for the store. The way that CeCe Caldwell’s Paint allowed the natural patina from the original piece to come through truly sets this paint apart from any other. It eliminates the need for coming back and applying yet another product in an attempt to achieve that time worn look. A few applications of CeCe paint, a little hand distressing, an application of CeCe wax and you have an amazing hand painted finish.
This photo (above) is a good example of the finish you can achieve with CeCe Caldwell’s Paints. Notice how the paint worked with the cabinets original finish? The color variations are a great result of this all natural paint. This cabinet is available at Bungalow 47.
This is the cabinet I did for my home. Finally a place for the china we received as a wedding gift 25 years ago.
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