Out it came from the wall, drop cloth down and off to work I went sanding it. I pulled out paint I had from the dining room as well as some other things in case I needed them. I then added a coat of the barn red paint you see on the wall in the dining room!
I let that dry about 24 hours and then was getting ready for the next step, CRACKLE. Okay, I thought I had some but couldn't find it ANYWHERE! So off I went to Hobby Lobby and all I could find was a little 2 oz bottle. I don't think that would be enough! I called my sister-in-law that I know just bought some and she said at Lowes. Well, I was closer to Home Depot and thought those warehouse places are all the same. NOT!! They don't carry anything like that, I was told. I had to drive across town to Lowes and pay $12 for a quart of crackle!! By the time I got home, I was almost too tired to finish!!
I added the crackle medium to the cabinet and let it dry about 2 hours. I pulled out the tan paint that is also on the wall there in the dining room. I rolled it on to the best of my ability and had to brush it on in the tighter places trying to move fast enough to keep from messing up the crackle. Well, some areas looked like they were starting to fall off. I almost cried but instead just kept on painting the rest of it! I really loved the way the top looked but was a little discouraged with the doors.
I stopped looking at it and let the paint dry about 4 hours. I then sanded the areas that I didn't like to give it a more "used/abused" appearance. I started to smile again. Well, because it is the same colors as in the room, OBVIOUSLY it wasn't standing out against the wall! So I broke out some gel stain I had and gave it a once over.
Can you say LOVE it!! I am just in awe over how it turned out! I actually sat in the dining room staring at it for about 15 minutes before my eldest son came in and just looked at me. I know what he was thinking....FREAK!
Here is a finished shot with my accessories back on top. I wanted to post my dining room this week but I still have to finish the china cabinet glaze and now I think I am going to age the lower half of the walls in there. I REALLY need to stop looking at all of your blogs because I am NEVER done!!!
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