Hey y’all, its Tracey from Tracey’s Fancy!
I’m not sure why I purchased this cabinet. It is very UN-like most furniture pieces that I choose to restyle. It just spoke to me. Something about the geometrically shaped insets on the front that really got my attention. And now, I have this incredible blue geometric painted piece of furniture!
I immediately knew I wanted to make this into a liquor cabinet/bar….or at least that is what I hope it will be used for.
I also knew I would be leaving MOST of the wood in its natural finish…only using paint to accentuate the patterns that spoke to me at first glance.
I chose shades of blue. Dixie Belle Paint offers more blue hues than any other color of the rainbow! If you enjoy blues….they’ve got you covered!
I pulled SEVEN shades of blue…
- Haint Blue (almost white)
- The Gulf (palest of the turquoise greens)
- Mermaid Tail (deepest turquoise)
- Pure Ocean (brightest aqua)
- Cobalt Blue (bold bright blue)
- Bunker Hill Blue (denim blue)
- In the Navy (deep navy)
The original wood color was quite beautiful….but showed age and wear and needed a little boost. I used No Pain Gel Stain in Espresso to just bump the richness of the tone that was already present! This stain is so easy to use! I placed my gloved hand (just to keep stain off my fingers) into an old clean white sock…..and just dipped and wiped!
I was left with a gorgeous rich wood finish that is the perfect contrast to the soothing blue hues of the cabinet doors. For more information about this painted piece, head to Tracey’s Fancy here!