This was the cabinet I mentioned in my previous post. It was a bit raggedy, a bit well used and obviously well loved.
|Pretty Fabulous Silky Oak Cabinet|
|A Peek inside|
Terrific piece ...... so what to do?
Our DVD collection was housed in our old bedroom dresser I did up ~ but it was not super successful ~ the drawers didn't come all the way out because of the Bookcase in the Book Nook.
Hmmmmm could this work?
But where to put it????
Let us begin:
You know the drill by now ~ good clean with Eucalyptus in water on a damp cloth.
We then used the normal recipe of:
2 x Tablespoons of Websters
1 x Tablespoon of water
1 x Cup of Latex paint ~ Antique White USA
|Websters Does it again|
We went with 3 coats of Websters on this one as I wanted a really good layer to take back. I wanted to achieve a Just Been Dragged Out Of The Shed french country kinda look ... kinda sorta. One mix did two coats no problems but needed another batch for the third coat. ( I used the leftovers on another Chair I had laying about.)
We did the inside in some leftover Red paint we also had laying about.
No waste at all using this amazing product!
When it had dried overnight ~ pause here to mention ~ Websters is touch dry within about an hour but I left this one as I wanted to really make sure it had well dried so it would come away chippy.
And it did .......
I used my prefferred method of the Good Ol Purple double side Vileda cloth and wiped down every section.
Now this was the part I was dreading. I am NOT a big fan of Dark Wax. Nope not even a little bit. I prefer the Clear and use it on most of my pieces but I have a huge tin and loathe waste so ~ stepped into my Big Girl Undies and started the process.
Very slowly and in very small sections in a circular motion. I buffed each section pretty quickly and left the whole thing to set for awhile. We also left the internal drawers ~ as they were ~ because the silky oak wood is divine. A quick wipe over with the dark wax and they are perfectly Fabulous.
I decided to go over the whole thing again with a coat of L'essentiel Clear Wax and I gotta say ......
|A gorgeous glow from the top layer of L'essentiel Wax|
The look is exactly what I wanted AND as an added bonus Mr Fab helped me alphabetize the DVD's and put them in the drawers.
Fabulous Tip 1: Every now & then I run some L'essential Wax over the wooden handles of my good paintbrushes after I have cleaned them. Just to ensure they stay in tip top condition.
Fabulous Tip 2: I wash my Brushes in Marseille stain remover soap 100g with orange essential oil. Available at FS Vintage for $8.50 a bar. ( I have been using mine for months)
|Available at www.fsvintage.com|
The finished Revamped DVD cupboard!
|Cant show you the entire Guest Room because of the packing stuff on the bed.|
|Add a sweet Zinc Heart available at www.fsvintage.com|
|Inside Cabinet painted Red for a bit of Drama|
Hope you enjoyed this Makeover. With Websters you can create and transform anything! Leave us a comment or any questions feel free to contact us!
Revamp, Restore & Stay Fabulous.