Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Milk paint TV cabinet reveal

 So here's the finished cabinet in all its milk painty glory.
(Except for the feet which haven't yet been waxed).

Top tip: Don't spend your evenings dark waxing furniture in dimly lit rooms! You will think it all looks great. Then you'll come downstairs the next day and see it in daylight and realise you now need to spend time lifting all the dark wax with clear!

But you probably knew that right?
 I stripped the top and stained it a more fashionable walnut and finished it with oil. It was mahogany before.

 The cracking is more random than I'd like. I'm into symmetry and balance. This is not that. Can't think why this particular section went cracky. All I can think is that I laid the paint on thicker here?
 The inside of the doors went totally random!

I will be using this paint again! I didn't sand this piece at all before painting, and you can see how shiny it was. I'm very impressed with the paints adhesion. I didn't use bonding agent (pva) either.

And those cats are still up to no good...


  1. what a lovely cabinet! and that kitty...well...

  2. I really like that cabinet. The milk paint, chippy finish suits the cabinet so well. Jackie

  3. Beautiful job Emma -
    I'm your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back
    From Montreal, Canada - but hubby is from England ( Yorkshire actually )
    Big hugs,

    1. Thanks and welcome! I'm a Yorkshire woman myself even though I'm in Hertfordshire now. I will check out your blog!

  4. So pretty, what a great little piece. Love the way the paint distressed.

  5. Love, love, love it! Great job with the milk paint. Visiting from Carter's Cottage, Angela @ http;//mrswhitetwigandtea.com

  6. The bulky TV was the focal point of any living room in the early days, the TV stands and cabinets they used took up so much space.


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