Saturday, 13 August 2016

This is Ronnie Bringle's "Cheerie Cherries" E Packet that I just had to paint it was such a challenge for me.  This was my late Dad's "Shaving Cupboard" and he kept his shaving razor, soap, lather brush, toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush and combs in here over the kitchen sink when we were kids.  After the big house was sold and they retired into a 2 bedroomed bungalow it got put into the garage and after he died was left to get very dusty and neglected.  I found it and begged Mum to let me paint it and make it look nice again.  She reluctantly let me and this was the result.  

Ronnie has a blog called Ronnie's Ramblings where she offers free videos and which I have gobbled up as they are so lush, she is a very generous tutor and was lucky enough to be in one of her workshops and receive first hand instruction.  I took out the door panel first and sanded off the old varnish then basecoated it and left to one side.  Then I decided that Id buy some Anne Sloan chalk paints in blue and white.  I layered 2 coats of blue then one of white and rubbed off some to give the cupboard a distressed appearance then used the wax to finish it off.  Found some drawer liner paper and used that to trim the inside of the cupboard and then replaced the painted panel.  The Cheerie Cherries were a delight to paint the instruction was superb and outcome ........... well you be the judge Id never painted a glass object before nor yet any shiny pottery ie the teapot........ I was excited every time I picked up a brush and was disappointed when Id finished it as it was so enjoyable to paint.  Will definitely paint it again absolutely loved doing this project.

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