This is all about a girl named Alice and a cabinet which did not wish to be painted.
Remember the Alice illustrations I bought from Griffin?
Gryphon's Acquisitions HERE
I had Staples reduce them to regular sized paper.
Scanned them into the computer, reversed the images and saved them.
Remember my oh-so-orange cabinet from a couple of weeks ago?
I decided it would be perfect for Alice.
I just had to sand down the orange finish and paint.
After sanding it down, I found mahogany - the Kryptonite of furniture painters.
I tried multiple coats of varnish and sprayed heavy duty white inside.
There is no final shot of the inside.
BUT I promise I fought it until it was white.
Two coats of Krylon Chalky Finish Spray Paint in Slate.
The sheen is from sanding lightly with a fine grit sponge and buffing with a rough paper towel.
I sanded heavily on the edges and just let that %^&*^%#@# mahogany bleed through if it wanted.
Two coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Lace for the panels.
Because of the rain, I kept having to shove it quickly in the back of the truck.
Chose two of the illustrations to print out onto waxed paper.
You have one chance to flip and transfer.
Practice makes perfect.
The brass knobs were painted in Lace.
Sanded and buffed.
Dragged to Booth C-23.
Riverfront Antique Mall
The Alice Cabinet.
HAH! You are not orange now!
I know, I know. It is juvenile to ridicule a cabinet.
I let my Mexican Sunflowers get to be nine feet tall.
Then the rains came and laid them flat.
However they are still a happy sight as you walk to the front door.
My mums are still in their pots.
I never got them in the ground.
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