Thursday, March 31, 2011

Now hold on....

This is just the undercoat.... I did 2 coats of brown..one lighter than the other. Then I did about 5 coats of Apricot. Apple Barrel paint just doesn't go on as well as the Folk Art brand. And yes! You need all these undercoats...

...next came a layer of crackle medium... I didn't paint it everywhere, just here and there.

And then I painted it, in sections, with the Coastal Blue color. And I hit it with a heat gun. The heat gun made the paint bubble up- and I kinda liked it:) Never tried it before, now I know:)

Then I sanded for hours! Once you start sanded it, you can see why I need all those layers.... I LOVE this color combo!!


See where all the 'spots' of orange is- that was after I sanded down where I had hit it with the heat gun.


I also painted the knobs white. I then went around each knob with a black pen, and a few coats of high gloss sealer. I really, really like how this cabinet turned out:)


....now I just need to fill it..... lol

Easier said then done.... And besides, I gotta wait to get a bigger roombox.... ... Until Next Time.....

18 comments:

Kathi said...

What a lot of work! You've got a really nice cabinet here. Love the little "porcelain" knobs! I agree with you about Apple Barrel paint. They do have some pretty colors but I prefer the Folk Art too.
Great job! Where will it reside?

Caseymini said...

Katie, you are my hero when it comes to finishes. That cabinet is wonderful! You did good!

dale's dreams said...

It looks fabulous. I like the color combination as well. :)

Lataina said...

Wow, it turned out so well. Love the color combo! =)

Lucille said...

Hi Katie! You have done a super paint job on this cabinet! It's just so perfect that it belongs in a magazine. I love it, love it, love it! It's a real treat for the eyes.

Carmen said...

Que perfecto el acabado. Me gusta la combinación de colores. Un abrazo. Carmen

Norma said...

It's just fabulous, definately worth all the different coats of paint.

My Wee Life said...

It looks beautiful - good job :)

rosanna said...

KAtie it IS wonderful !! I was curious to see how blue and orange would match and they are very pretty together and you are so darn good at finishing ! I love it !! minihugs Rosanna

Ana Anselmo said...

wonderful!!!! the result is fantastic... :)
hugs
Ana

Steinworks said...

what a great job!! I love it!!

Kim said...

Katie- it's beautiful! I love the color combo- you are the master of finishes!

Jollie said...

Wauw I love how it turned out with those colour combination!!
Great work!!! :)

Hugs, Jollie

Margriet said...

wow...7 coats..that's a lot of paint! But it really paid off, the cupboard looks wonderful!!!!

Janice said...

Kate, you finish your work so beautifully it is good to be reminded how much time and effort is required to achieve such wonderful pieces.

This is exactly the look I want for the shops in my Diagon Alley project. I just hope I have your patience and sanding skills!!

Julianna said...

That is SO gorgeous!! Love the colors too!

Kleine Vingers said...

I do love the dresser, it looks like an old well used heirloom!

mini greetings Aurora

Deni said...

Now I know why Im not getting the right look on my little piece gosh so many coats... looks fabulous! love it!