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Apothecary to Card Catalog Transformation!

Posted by Krista Mulkey on

Apothecary to Card Catalog Transformation!

Good Morning! I wanted to share a project with you about how I tackled a small Chinoiserie apothecary style cabinet.   This style of furniture is usually found in a black lacquer finish and can be a furniture painters nightmare if it isn't prepped properly.   This water base primer worked like a Charm!   Step 1:  I cleaned with White Lightening. Step 2:  I applied Slick Stick, a primer, with a chip brush, which I don't recommend if you are wanting a smooth surface to paint on.  I recommend any of the Dixie Belle Synthetic Bristle Brushes, which will give you a...

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A Texas Gypsy Style Project: Moroccan Inspired Armoire

Posted by Krista Mulkey on

A Texas Gypsy Style Project: Moroccan Inspired Armoire

Hello World!   It's been a while since I have written about a piece...okay...maybe a long time!  But!  This moroccan armoire piece is going to make up for it! How many of you have had or actually own one of these Big Bulky Rustic Cabinets in your home?     I can honestly say that I had one when were in Texas and now here in Virginia!  These are great pieces and solid wood!  You may hear this style being called "Rustic Pine" or "Texas Pine" Furniture.  This style of pine furniture is actually imported from Mexico.  It has a "Mission" Style...

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