Dreams of Times past

By Karen Oshaughnessy Emporium K, Wicklow Ireland, Owner at Emporium K at Emporium K in Dunlavin, WW, IE

This antique linen cabinet was very plain to start with but I was determined to go all out on her new look. I started with fully stripping and sanding it, then fully primed it all over. I created a custom blend to make this classical light grey colour and painted the whole exterior . The interior was given a stain using Antique oak. I then used Efex bendable mouldings to create a border on each door front, and also added wing mouldings back to back on the balcony top. Following this, I added a stencil to each door inside the new border, using GF burnished pearl. I also used burnished pearl along edges and raised areas, and along all mouldings. A new closure was added on the doors, and this lovely antique cabinet was ready for her new life. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesRollers, Stenciling & Embossing

Color Recipe

  • Queenstown Grey
  • linen

Products Used

  • GF Queenstown Grey
  • GF Linen
  • GF High Performance Top Coat
  • GF antique oak stain
  • Efex Mouldings
  • Shabby mouldings
  • GF burnished pearl
  • Primer
  • Run N buff

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