Stepback Cupboards

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Many Stepback Cupboards are actually married pieces and this one is no exception. Often made at different times, by separate cabinetmakers, they end up together because they are a good fit and function well as a set. My stepback is even constructed with different woods, pine and maple.  When I found it the top was also  a different finish from the bottom so I decided to paint them the same color with Chalk Paint® to help unify them.

I did several light coats of a wash of Old White and then painted shadows of French Linen and Coco (two of my favorite Chalk Paint  colors). Since it was already naturally distressed,  all I added was a Clear Wax finish.

 

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I later decided to add some color by painting the interior (something I’m just starting to do), with Provence.

 

stepback3Stepback Cupboards are always a treasure for me to find and I love posting about them. To see more inspiration, be sure to check out my posts,  Take One Stepback,  and Another Step Back. I’m also considering repainting this console to use as the base and topping it with a cabinet, just like in this post, Country Sideboard.

6 Comments

Debbie Tolland

You must have the art genius gene! Your furniture pieces are always amazing..thank you

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Leslie Stocker

Hi Debbie,
I don’t know about the art gene, Chalk Paint has made a huge difference in my painting. When I don’t like something or make a mistake, I just keep adding paint until I like it. I could never do that with latex, because it would peel. Thanks for the lovely compliment.
Cheers,
Leslie xxoo

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Rhonda

Great work on this! I’m looking for a similar cupboard to do the same. Love the Provence on the inside! :)

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Leslie Stocker

Hi Rhonda,
I just started adding color to the interiors. It’s such an unexpected surprise, it makes me smile. Hope you find that cupboard soon. Thanks.
Cheers,
Leslie xxoo

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