Retro-Style Storage

Cait from Little City Farmhouse brought out the retro details of this piece by adding pops of Pocket Watch metallic cream against a background of Vanilla Frosting!

Waterfall style furniture always looks so amazing refinished. This style of furniture is very common and easy to find in my area. I haven’t ever seen a cabinet with such retro detailing like this piece has, so when a client of mine asked me to refinish it for her I very quickly said yes!

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She wanted it to match her existing nursery furniture but with accents of gold. The existing finish on this cabinet was peeling and in bad shape overall, so I gave it a good sanding. When sanding old finishes it’s very important to wear a mask to protect your lungs! Safety first! I knew I was going to end up with some bleed though in places so I sealed the cabinet with Shellac first before I started painting.

I painted the cabinet with three coats of Vanilla Frosting. When it was dry I sanded it smooth and lightly distressed it. I then taped off the front edge of the shelves and painted them with Metallic Cream in Pocket Watch. It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE this product! I also painted the knob and handles with Pocket Watch. To seal it all I applied a coat of Natural Wax.

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The shape of this cabinet is so interesting. While it has a neutral colour now, the style still really pops! The gold accents add extra charm and interest!

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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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