You may remember this Chinese Apothecary Cabinet. I first talked about it in an April post when I was trying to decide what to do. It is a large dominating piece and yet not very functional. It should provide great storage, but with small divided drawers the storage is quite limited. At this point it holds most of our Christmas ornaments, but they would also fit in a couple of plastic bins in a closet. Painting is my solution to many decor problems so I finally stopped procrastinating and just did it.
I opted to start with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Napoleonic Blue and probably could have stopped with those 2 coats. It covered beautifully. But being me, I decided to add Annie’s two other dark blues, Aubusson and Greek. The combination of the three colors (in separate layers, not all mixed together) made for a striking blue that almost looked like a stain; translucent with depth.
The blue doesn’t make it any less imposing or better storage, but it is now, beautiful.