Lovely Vintage China Cabinet
BeforeYes, the "before" looks lovely. But the photo is deceptive. It was dirty and the finish was in poor condition. A large portion of the veneer on the panels disintegrated after I started cleaning it. So I sanded and prepped it for painting.
|The "before" photo is deceptive. |
It was in worse condition than the photo depicts.
|Back of the cabinet.|
AfterI painted both the interior and exterior in a neutral color scheme of Old White (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).
|Painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White.|
Sealed with a soft clear wax.
|Sanded to a worn finish with medium distressing to the edges.|
|The front legs are very elegant.|
It has a charming handle on the door. It didn't come with a key, but I had one in my stash that fit.
|Super cute door handle!|
|Skeleton key from my stash.|
|I secured the key to the handle with a ribbon |
with the hopes that it won't go missing from my booth.
The interior has 3 removable shelves.
|Three interior shelves.|
|To remove the shelves, start with the bottom shelf |
then lift up and tilt.
|Lay all three shelves flat on the bottom.|
|Then tilt up and out the door.|
The shelves should be interchangeable; however, these shelves seem to prefer a certain order. So I labeled the inside corners 1, 2, 3 (the top being #1).
|Labeled order of shelves with #1 being the top shelf.|