That old country TV cabinet. We’ve all seen (or owned) one at some point, they were all the rage in the 90′s! Fast forward to 2012 and that old cabinet just isn’t cutting it anymore. That’s exactly how Judy (of Rhode Island) felt about the pine country cabinet that sat in her home for 20 years. Judy used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Versailles Green to transform the cabinet, then painted the inside of the doors in (Annie Sloan) Empires Silk Red to give the piece a surprise pop of color. This cabinet’s quick transformation gave it a brand new life; another perfect example of why you should always look twice at what you have before buying new!
Judy shares the details of her transformation:
“We have had this pine country cupboard cabinet for our TV set for at least 20 years. It has experienced two boys, one husband and three dogs (one at a time!) trying to grab balls that seem to always find their way under the TV cabinet. It was sorely scratched and nicked by dogs, kids and moving of VCRs, DVD players and remote controls. A visit to Bristol,RI to the Annie Sloan Paint Shop, a free weekend… and voila! The old cabinet now looks almost new and sure adds a bit more color into our 2 year old family room / dining room. Versailles green with a coat of clear wax was the coating of choice. We did not go any further to add back in the dings that we filled up with wood putty. But we took the daring step of incorporating one of Annie Sloans’ styling techniques. We learned that she likes to paint the inside of her pieces in unexpected colors and uses. I used the Emperor’s Silk Red paint and only a sample jar at that. You can still see some of the wood grain through the red. We like it.”
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