I found this at a yard sale. The way it started out is the final picture in this grouping. It was ugly pine. I'll go to Wal-mart and get a trash bin to place inside the cabinet. The top lifts up to deposit the trash and then when you want to empty it, you open the doors and remove the whole bin.
The color I chose is called So Cool. It's a Valspar paint I bought at Do-It Center. Then I used a plain Jane stencil I purchased at Michael's Craft Store and stenciled my pattern in white.
The brown splotches are supposed to look like worn wood spots. I have seen this done and have wanted to try it. I had nothing to lose so this was my experimental attempt. Okay, now I am over it. Won't do it again. Next time I'll use my sander like I am used to.
Below you can see the white stenciled pattern. I rummaged through my acrylic paints and found a metallic paint called Champagne. I love champagne so I decided to give the color a try. I just went over the stenciled white and kind of filled in randomly with the champagne color.
Next I used an acrylic paint called Wicker. It's sort of a brown beige color. I just used the liner brush and sort of randomly outlined the stencil.
Below is the picture of how it started. Super ugly. So whatever I did to this piece was an improvement to say the least. I'll keep working on my painting skills, but in the meantime maybe I can get better organized with this little treasure. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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