I like my props where I can see them, so I can be inspired by their colors, shapes and textures. Therefore, I decided to get a glass vitrine cabinet. By coincident I found this old vintage cabinet while shopping at a secondhand store with my daughter.
My first thought was; “ohh, not very pretty…” when I saw it in the shop. But I could see the potential in it and I honestly felt drawn to the cabinet….like we belonged together. So I decided to give it a chance.
I knew I wanted to paint it and I was going for a blue washed vintage mood – kind of like old Swedish style.
I mixed two colors; a dark blue and a purple and painted the cabinet. Then I took some white paint and used it for the inside. I cannot tell you HOW many hours it took me – but it was a lot! It was hard work but in the end I think it was worth it.
I played with different painting techniques to get the look I wanted and also used different types of wax to create the patina.
I´m very pleased with the result. It´s going to be beautiful and very practical to have in my studio. I hope you like it too.
PS. I forgot to put the last two handles on the drawer before I took these photos…as I said I´m slowly getting there…haha…