One of my favorite pieces in my home is this antique china cabinet I got last year at a barn sale.
I literally pulled it out of some guy's barn.
And with hubby's help, I transformed her into this.
here, including how I added toile fabric to the back of the inside.
I got the idea to add a harlequin design after seeing lots of great furniture transformations in blogland.
Thanks to Tracy at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures for giving me the 411 on how to go about stenciling.
I purchased a harlequin stencil online at Tracy's suggestion and I'm so glad I did, because my attempts at creating my own stencil were a complete failure!
I first mixed a combination of acrylic paints to get a lighter sage on the panels first. Then went over the stencil with just the sage for a tone-on-tone look.
For the bottom I just used the straight sage paint and stained then sanded a good portion of it to lighten it up and give it a worn look, followed by the clear wax.
I think she looks special now and I'm so happy with the change!
The stencil was purchased on Ebay from Stencils By Joanie. I thought the prices were very reasonable.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your week!