Monday, September 7, 2015

Escaping Cherubs

distressed painting, cabinet makeover, Farragoz, The Graphics Fairy.  Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Escape
There were cherubs escaping everywhere the day this cabinet was painted.

Started with a 1960's cabinet.

In great shape, but tres passe!

Great hiding places for all your junk.

This space was not too dark so no painting here.

 Sanded the gloss off.

Used Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in "Escape".

A tropical blue.

Mod Podged this delightful image from The Graphics Fairy.

Yes, that one crooked one did disturb me until the cabinet  was finished and it was not noticeable.

Two cherubs gossiping on a branch.

Sea shell shaped.

They are probably planning their escape.

Dreaming of a tropical isle.

Mixed up Farragoz gesso with powdered gold pigment.

Coated the whole thing.

Heavily with several coats on the edges.

Then sanded the heck out of it with both a hand sander and a sanding sponge.

Added two additional coats of Mod Podge over the cherubs.

Then three coats of wax.

Clear MinWax.

Loving the results!

Even Chucks commented on how pretty it turned out.

Thanks, Karen, for providing the image. 

The Graphics Fairy always comes through.

Find images here! 

The "artsy" shot.

The Escaping Cherubs will be either in Booth W-10 or C-23 at Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta, South Carolina.

It was a wonderful day to spend painting with cherubs.

See y'all!

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  1. If my husband takes the time to comment on something I've done, I know its definitely an eye catcher! Way to go Chucks!


  2. Love the color and the cherubs!! Have you ever tried paint that finishes crackled or chipped?

  3. Love how the cabinet turned out and all the projects on your previous post.
    Hope you are having a relaxing day is the weather? Hotter than Hades the 90s.........too hot to be out! Happy Labor Day to you!

  4. So pretty and so different. Lovely color as well.

  5. The "artsy" kill me! All of the photos are great and so is that piece...absolutely beautiful!

  6. Dear Donna ... where do you find the time? That piece turned out really nice. Looks like a lot of work and not one of your 'quickies'. So nice when the husband pays you a compliment, so pat yourself on the back. I should sell fast.

  7. Wow, that turned out so pretty! It's so pretty and Frenchy now!!


  8. A Great Transformation! I am Hopeful, in our New Home, that I now have the Space to do some Painting and Transforming of furniture with good bones that need new Life breathed into them. Blogs like yours that take me thru the various steps of Fabulous Transformations makes various Techniques less intimidating to try... Thanks so much for Sharing the Process! Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  9. My Aunt Margo used to keep a butterfly net on hand in case any of her cherubs tried to escape. Very pretty finished product. Someone is sure to love it.

  10. Loving the finished look a lot, Donna!

  11. I can hardly believe this is the same as the "blah" piece from the before picture. Amazing job!

  12. Just gorgeous! I don't know where you get your vision for a piece, but it is always spot on! Have a wonderful week!

  13. Wow, this is such an amazing transformation! I adore the color and the cherubs. Wow, that took a ton of steps, but the finished product is sure worth it. Thanks for telling and showing us all of the steps.
    Just popping over from Share Your Cup Thursday!

  14. Donna, I usually have a good idea of how things can be transformed, but I would have walked right past this one! What a sensational job you've done! This is so beautiful, it takes my breath away! Love, Mimi xxx

  15. Donna, this piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love the cherubs and you gave it such wonderful vintage feel! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Your little piece is so cute… thank you for sharing at Friday's Furniture Fix and for stopping by every week! ;o) Have a great weekend!

  17. Hi Donna. I don't have to mention again how much I love this one...but I will! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal this week. Love Mimi xxx

  18. Love the color choice on this makeover! It's so unique and pretty. Thank you for sharing it with Friday's Furniture Fix! I hope you'll join us again this week.. a new party begins now. Take Care! Carrie, Thirty Eighth Street


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