In its previous life, this cabinet was an upscale TV console cabinet back in the day where TV’s were at floor level. I found it banged up but in excellent shape otherwise. I’m not a wine drinker but I see wine bar makeovers all over the place. Of furniture I’ve come across to re-purpose, this one is definitely a wine bar.
Inspiration came from a Pottery Barn apothecary cabinet. The squares on the cabinet doors made for a perfect apothecary look. All surfaces were painted two coats General Finishes Lamp Black. Still a few streaks of the bare wood are visible but it fits in with the look I was going for, so I didn’t go for a 3rd coat.
I’ve not embellished with copper accents before so I was unsure what paint to use. My stand by for metallic accents is Rub N Buff but I could not find any in town. The stuff on line looked reddish brown. I had an appetite for shimmery penny copper. I experimented with regular FolkArt acrylic paint at Joannes Fabric and found that dry brushing it was perfect for my vision.
The top coat is Chalked Matte Finish, but I have a downer experience with that product and this particular piece. The product has a tendency to foam up with brushing. I can accommodate that by minimizing the brush strokes usually. This piece with all the corners was a real problem. The foam accumulated in the corners and dried that way, looking like someone spit there. Ug! I love this product but I’ll not use it on pieces with a lot of detail. I found a way to correct for the disappointment.
The wine rack came from Salvation Army earlier this summer and a failed attempt to organize spray paint cans.
So what am I doing with all these things I paint? I wonder that myself. I am very happy to see that some pieces have sold at Antique Mercantile. That makes me very very happy.