Not Quite Finished


I have been working on this project for so long and I can’t wait to be finished. Here is a quick look at the cabinet that has been trouble since day one. It is an old music cabinet that I am turning into a bar for some friends of mine.


Bar before


The outside is mostly completed and I want give you a quick look. It will help me feel like I accomplished something to be able to post a few photos. More details to follow.

cabinet after copy


I’m still working on the inside and I have to replace the hinges, but it’s come a long way. (The door fell off when I was applying the Efex Appliqués,just one of many unexpected glitches.) I’ll include a complete supply list, and the complete process in the next post.

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I’m headed to Tampa later this week to take a fabulous two day class with Steve Wallis at Robyn Story Designs Studio At Large. I’m so excited to be learning from a Master how to create the look of marble and wood grain with paint. Steve is a gifted artist and I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to take his class.  I think there is one spot still available, if you want to sign up, you can do that here. (I’d love to see you there!)

Armoires and cabinets are my most favorite of projects. If you have one and are looking for ways to give it an update, you’ll want to see these posts:  French Armoire,  Shades of an Armoire, and The Louis Blue Blues

I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. I love the natural variations of shades and tones the lime creates within one paint color. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at



Gail LeMay

Lovely finish and details!! I’m really interested in your process. The part that II hope you go into detail about is how your position and center the appliques. Seems tough enough on a flat surfacce, but you’ve already taken it ot the next level with a curved door front! Is there any re-positioning time or options with the adhesive?? Thanks for


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