Over the years I find that I’m getting pickier when it comes to scouring our local flea market. I’m not really sure why that is, but our monthly jaunt to the market is resulting in me spending less money … which is a good thing. But during a recent treasure hunting episode, a dark farmhouse cabinet caught my eye that I knew I could transform a bit.
This little farmhouse cabinet used to be a very dark gray until I gave it a coat of whitewash. Technically it wasn’t whitewash … it was a mixture of white chalk paint and water.
Here’s the cabinet before its transformation. I actually like the dark gray, but it doesn’t really go with the rest of my decor. So out came the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which is my go-to paint for furniture.
I didn’t want my new farmhouse cabinet to look too white, which is why I opted for a wash effect. I created a mix of half water, half paint and brushed it on. It goes on quickly and dries fast. Just check for drips while you’re working.
The cabinet has a little hook and eye on the side to keep the door from opening. When I found the farmhouse cabinet at the flea market, a couple panes of glass were missing so I had hubby remove the remaining glass.
I love having fresh flowers in the house all the time.
I love styling shelves and I’m happy with the way this little farmhouse cabinet turned out. It’s fun letting your creative juices flow and I encourage everyone to use your editing eye when decorating your home. Don’t worry what others think … trust your gut and go with what you like! After all, individuality is a good thing.