My friend who also paints furniture stopped by the other day with a load of crafting goodies. And she also brought two pieces of furniture for me to paint. One is a project I will share with you soon. The other one is a project to show how to update a vintage record cabinet with paint.
The record cabinet is in very good shape. There were a few minor spots to fill in with wood filler but nothing bad. It was outdated but nothing a new look wouldn’t cure. Another vintage piece I painted was an interesting piece from the 1950’s.
After I wiped it down and removed the hardware and door I got down to business. The top had seen use so I decided to use primer on it. Three coats later it was ready for paint. Maybe that was overkill but I wanted to make sure the paint would stick. The top appeared to be something other than wood.
My friend wanted a metallic look and I have been wanting to paint stripes. We compromised and I painted metallic stripes.
For the body of the cabinet, I used an almost black paint called Midnight Sky by Dixie Belle. Two coats were excellent coverage. I left the top until the end and started on the stripes.
Now I have never claimed to be a math expert so it took me a while to figure it out. I ended up finding the middle and measuring from either side of the middle. Taped the area. It will not be glazed. Measure again using the middle as a guide and calculate the size of the stripes. The parts that remain Midnight Sky are taped. For me it was tricky but I think I got it. I used long brush strokes to apply the copper bronze glaze.
I was going to put some glaze on the door but my friend and I agreed we liked it better without. The knobs are brass so I cleaned them. If the knobs are brass I leave them. You can always change them out if you want to.
The piece was waxed with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in clear. How to update a vintage record cabinet with paint transformed this cabinet from the ‘70’s. And you know records have made a big comeback so this is the perfect piece of furniture to store them.
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