This darling little grey cabinet was created by Cait from Little City Farmhouse in Cobblestone. Come read all about the transformation right here!

Hello! I’m back to share with you a project I did for my own home! This rarely happens – most of my work is for other people – so I am excited to be able to share it with you! I initially found this cabinet and brought it home to put in my never-ending stash of furniture to paint and sell. And then my hubby carried it into the living room and there it stayed! The only problem being that it was a peachy-beige colour, so we needed to change that!

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The cabinet had amazing texture and age, and I wanted to keep it that way. I chose to paint the outside of the cabinet in Cobblestone. It’s a rich warm grey that I use quite frequently in the shop! I gave it one coat.

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To finish it, and to highlight the texture, I applied Antique Wax over the entire piece with a wax brush. The effect isn’t intense, but just enough to make the texture really stand out!

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The shelves inside the cabinet were in great shape, with gorgeous age and patina, and so I chose to leave them unpainted. I gave them a good scrub and that’s about it!

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The inside sides and back were tongue and groove barnwood, and I wanted to make them stand out against the rest of the dark tones of the cabinet. The look I was after was of old fence boards that had been painted every summer for decades – a thick layered painted look. To achieve this, I painted them in Vanilla Frosting, in two very thick coats. I didn’t pay much attention to brush strokes or even coverage. Again, it’s not an overly obvious finish, but it has a very authentic look!

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I love how this cabinet turned out! It’s a place for us to stash a few special things, and all the kid’s books, and adds a rich warmth to our living room!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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