HAND PAINTED & DISTRESSED COUNTRY FRENCH CABINET WITH BIRD & NEST ARTWORK
SAVE YOUR OLD FURNITURE & MAKE IT NEW AGAIN
My client wanted me to paint this cabinet for her store. She left the colors up to me and asked me to make it country french. I painted a soft red as an undercoat then I painted it yellow and distressed it. I painted the trim a soft blue. Next, I painted the bird and nest artwork on the doors. After I painted the artwork, I glazed the chest and cabinet with a greeny brown antiquing glaze that I mixed. Clear glaze and a bit of paint. Mix well.
Sometimes I have so much going on in my studio, that I have to work in other rooms of my house. This is my dining room and these pieces were so large that I had to move my table and chairs into the living room. It's always a bit crowded, but not for long.
In my work, painting furniture is my very favorite thing to do.
I left the soft red color inside the top of the cabinet.
The shades of red, yellow and blue looked wonderful together.
I love my job!