Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paint Cover-Up

In my living room, I have this little cabinet from my grandma.

It's a simple cabinet with a few little decorative details.

Although it's been falling apart on the outside, it is still useful for storage.

But it was time to cover up some of its blemishes and peeling veneer with white paint.

 Using my Silhouette, I cut out a "No. 4" stencil (for me and my three guys).

After the second coat of paint & blue No. 4 was handpainted on, I sanded the edges to add some character & age and rubbed on a finishing wax.

Still need to add knobs and accessorize...with something other than crayons. :)


  1. Tehachapi Grandma BarbFebruary 16, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Shelbey, I love it! A treasure from Grandma, distressed white, and a blue stencil -- that's way up there in my book.

    I'm so glad that your mom told me about your blog! This way I can keep up a bit with you --'cause I miss connecting with you very, very much!

  2. Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis, had a show about this type of damage on old furniture. She sanded the rough spots where the veneer had split and applied stain that matched the remaining areas. She said there was
    always wood under that veneer layer.

    1. Yes, there definitely was wood of some sort under the peeling layer of veneer. I wanted the piece white so I didn't attempt to stain it to see how well it would accept the stain.


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