ASCP Antibes Green Cupboard
I made some progress on the dining room this week. One of the projects I worked on was painting this built in cupboard.
I’m loving all of the green painted furniture pieces in magazines and on Pinterest that I’ve been seeing lately, so I thought I’d try it on this piece. I made color swatches on a piece of leftover plywood (from the chalkboard project).
From top to bottom:
A. Antibes Green followed with a Aubusson Blue wash and clear and dark wax
B. Antibes Green with clear and dark wax
C. Antibes Green with a French Linen undercoat followed by sanding, clear and dark wax
D. Antibes Green with an Arles undercoat followed by sanding, clear and dark wax
E. Antibes Green followed by a Aubusson Blue wash and clear wax
I went with the top color swatch, but added some sanding.
Here are the detail steps:
1. Two coats of Antibes Green (allowing drying time in between). I painted the inside with one coat of Old White.
2. I lightly waxed the cupboard with clear wax and followed with some sanding to distress it in some areas.
3. I then mixed Aubusson Blue with water and brushed streaks of the blue and then wiped them off with a rag.
4. Followed by another coat of clear wax
5. Followed by a coat of dark wax
I lightly brushed the wax on using a different brush for each wax and wiping any extra off with a cloth allowing it to dry between coats. The wax adds a nice sheen.
I added a toile print fabric to the back of the shelves.
I added some dishes that I inherited from my Mother-in Law.
I placed a few ironstone pitchers on top…
and called it a day. Well, it actually took two days.
What do you think? Like? Hate? It is bright.
I have more to show you over the next few weeks.