I love almost anything Chinoiserie so when I had an opportunity to redo this cabinet with Efex™ Furniture Appliques, I couldn’t wait to get started. Every room needs a pop of red so I chose Emperor’s Silk Chalk Paint from Annie Sloan. Two solid coats and I was finished.
Efex™ offers a huge selection of appliqués and trim. They have a reed and flower (T 63) that looks very Chinoiserie, almost a faux bamboo, that was my first choice but it wasn’t quite wide enough for this project. But the Efex Large Art Deco (T 27) trim also has a great repeating pattern and it was the perfect width. I still had Rustoleum spray paint (Metallic Brass) left over from my picture frame upgrade so I sprayed 2 pieces of the T 27 trim. Once it was dry, I cut it into 6 pieces and attached it with contact cement.
To enhance the handles I cut 2 complete patterns from the Efex Greek Scroll (T 14) trim and painted them with the same Metallic Brass paint. Because they are flexible, I was able to slide them over the handles and glue them almost as a faceplate. The two patterns work well together and give the cabinet a more Asian style. I also used Gilding Wax on the feet, and as accents on the edges and already existing trim.
Using the Efex™ trim allowed me to think outside the box, especially for the handles and I love how this cabinet turned out. If you are planning to add trim or appliqués to a project, check them out. They are so easy to work with and look amazing.
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