I found the multi use cabinet at an estate sale. A piece of furniture that you would think would be very common place but I had never seen before.
I wonder if it was used in the kitchen as a jelly cabinet or in a living room to store valuables? It does have a lock on it but of course I do not have the key.
I had to seal the top with shellac prior to painting because of some scratches that went through the finish. This era of furniture is known for bleeding through the paint if it is not sealed before hand leaving orangish red blobs all over the paint.
After using Shellac on the cabinet I painted it with Annie Sloan's French Linen Chalk paint.
After painting I sanded the entire piece with a fine grit sanding block using a little more pressure on the edges to get the wood to show through.
I then used Min wax Finishing Wax over the entire surface and buffed until smooth.
The final coat is a Lime Wax by Maison Blanche. By using this Lime Wax it gave the surface a lot more dimension and interest.
This color in the past has never been a favorite of mine but I painted a secretary a few weeks ago using this same technique and I kinda fell in love with it.
This paint is so smooth to the touch that I just love running my hands over the surface. So smooth without being shiny.
Here is the before photo,
And the after. This piece is available for purchase.