This freebie came to be from a friend. It just wasn't working for her so she decided to give it to me to see what I can do with it. Well, Stephanie, I hope you are not disappointed!
Here is this solid oak corner shelving unit. I gave myself a day or two to decide what I wanted to do with it.
I was lucky enough to get to try out a new to me paint line. Guess what? It's made in the USA! By a Michigan company!!!
How great is that?
Chalk Country Paint can be found here.
I painted the frame with a color called cream of wheat. A nice cream color. The coverage was great and it is a self leveling paint so there are no brush strokes.
The inside was painted with another of their colors called aqua mist.
I decided since it had that great divide that I would build a door for the bottom open section. I used some scrap trim, scrap plywood and wood glue to create the door.
I wanted it a bit fancier so I dug out a stencil...
And created a design using some spackle. I usually use glacage, but I wanted to try this.
Once my design was in place I had to let it dry. Uggh how I dislike waiting.
Once it was dry, I painted it with the cream of wheat color and attached the door. The whole shelf cabinet got a coat of their wax. It was a nice creamy wax that went on very smooth.
Here is a close up of the door.