My client found this cabinet outside a local consignment store last summer. I remember driving by and seeing it out there, considering stopping, driving by, regretting it, and going back only to find it gone. I was so happy when she called me and told me she had bought it and wanted me to refinish it!
She already knew what she wanted and so I took it from there. :)
The color is actually from Wal Mart and is called Terra Cotta Rose. It's a deep coral and I stained over it with Minwax Jacobean to deepen the color a bit more. The weather was actually really warm here today (finally!) and I found the stain was drying very quickly when I was trying to wipe the sides down. I just added a bit of mineral spirits to extend the drying time-it was much easier after that (no, it won't take your paint off). ;)
I loved this detail on the bottom drawer. We were originally going to do a print in the circle, but I didn't end up liking the way it looked so decided to just detail it in white and antique it.
She opted to keep the original pulls and I'm so glad! I sprayed them with Oil Rubbed Bronze so they would contrast nicely with the color.
Another beautiful mahogany veneer on the top. I sanded it down, stained it with Java Gel from General Finishes, and sealed it with 3 coats of polyacrylic.
The doors originally opened with a key, but it was missing and all that was left was a hole in the door. We opted to fill it and do knobs on the doors so it would function well.
Cute little legs!! :)
I'm loving the sheen the polyacrylic gives! It's Minwax in satin.
I finished it off by doing the drawer fronts on the inside antique white and she's good to go!