Monday, February 3, 2014

Before and After: China Cabinet

This is one piece that we rescued from the Habitat for Humanity Restore. It was auctioned off at their ToolBox Bash back in December but I wanted to share with you the Before and After images.
Cabinet: Before
The Cabinet in the Restore
Details of the China Cabinet
In the studio, we had to dismantle the China Cabinet
Then we cleaned it with Simple Green and took off the hardware

Chest: In Process
We painted it with the Amy Howard At Home One Step Paint in Paige Blue
We waxed it with Light Wax, Dark Wax, and dusted it with the Dust of Ages
Finished piece before we assembled the cabinet
Detailed corner

Chest: After

The final China Cabinet
Details of the hardware and drawers
Final Piece finished!

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  1. This looks great!

    I just did a tea cart and need some tips on how to keep the dark wax from blobbing. I did 'off-load' the wax but there are still some dark places.
    If you would take a look, I would appreciate it,

    1. I looked at your cabinet and it seems that you may need to shake up your paint to better coverage on the piece. With the waxing, you want to use the Light Wax all over and come back after about 30 minutes of it drying, to add the Dark Wax. You must use the Dark wax very sparingly with offloading on a palette before you put it on with a China Bristle brush. After you apply the Dark Wax, take an old tshirt rag to buff the finish to a sheen. If you have any issues, please email

  2. Tres Beau !!!
    looks very nice, I wish I could try your paint .