Time for photos - baited breath - not my finest point.
The china cabinet before - dark, tired, but a pretty shape with original key and shelves all ready for a coat of paint. Did I mention it only cost me £10 - whoa that was a happy day. The man in the local second hand shop thought I was quite crazy as I was so excited about it - I told him I had been looking for one for ages and that I was going to paint it cream and line the back etc he just gave me one of those smiles - you know the one - the oh I have strange one here - smiles. Any way here is the before -
Don't ask me what happened to the photos I don't know and now I am getting fed up. They looked find before they were uploaded to my blog and now they look rubbish - whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!. Do you get the idea though - old cabinet, dark wallpaper on the back, darkish varnished wood. (it smells a bit inside but hey ho i'm not planning on moving in). Hold you breath a little now for the afters - hopefully they will be a tadge better than the befores - fingers and toes crossed.
Close up of back - a map of our local area
Me and some pretties
Oh so glad that worked - I must say I love it and have accessorised a little bit but it is not finished. More stuff to transport.
The Annie Sloan paint was great I have since painted a small cabinet and it only took two coats, the finish is great and I would recommend it. I have painted the banister on the stairs oh and the brown leather sofa is now spotted with Old White Annie Sloan paint - I don't really do the protecting everything with drapes thing I just splashed it around - it did come off though The no sanding, no priming, no doing anything apart from painting is great and I am going to go on to paint my dresser next with my free pot. Thank you Annie I am a convert and LOVE your paint.