Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Cocktail Cabinet with Oak Leaves and Greyhounds

You may pass by these types of display cabinets without a second glance, but many of them have lots of special character.  Here's one I just refurbed for my home.

This Demi-Lune style cabinet is in near perfect condition and has the cutest oak leaf design on the front panels.

Pretty much lost in brown eh?  I wanted to turn it into a colourful drinks cabinet.   So I painted it with Bright Green chalk paint inside.

Then Roman White chalk paint outside.

Gilding was added and the external surfaces shabbied up with some light sanding.

I added a set of Greyhound dogs inside - l like the idea of oak leaves and greyhounds, almost a Coat of Arms.  Or if you like Game of Thrones Sigils?

House Baratheon could go down a treat!

 Oh and I never forget the feet, I like to see them dressed up in little booties.

And now happy at home :-)