Vintage display cabinet/bookcase is revived with a bit of paint, wallpaper and a cracked effect.
We have used the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in ‘Coco’ on the outside and ‘Country Grey’ on the inside. We finished with clear wax and a bit of dark wax for an aged look.
On top for the cracked effect we have used Annie Sloan Craqueleur which is a two part application steps that gives an authentic cracked varnish finish. Then we finished with Annie Sloan soft dark wax to highlight the cracks and finished with clear wax for protection and durability.
For this cracked finishing, first you let the paint dry completely then you apply the part 1 of the Craqueleur, which has the consistency and smell of white glue. After you let dry, then you apply the part 2 of the Craqueleur, which has a consistency of a gel. At this part you can control the size of the cracks by the thickness of the coat. The thinner you apply it, the smaller the cracks will be. You can then use a hair drier to dry fast or you can let it dry outside on a sunny day. The cracks will start showing with the heat.
Inside the cabinet, a geometric pattern wallpaper was applied at the back panel to give depth and to create an interesting backdrop for your displayed items.
Also inside, the side panels were painted in Annie Sloan ‘Country Grey’ and the shelves were left in original vintage condition, for a more natural warm touch of the wood.
Outside was finished with clear wax and a bit of dark wax for an aged look. A light distressed was created by sanding a bit at the corners, edges and at the carved pattern at the top.
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