Saturday, October 27, 2012

An Old Painted Cupboard

I painted this little cupboard shortly after working on the blue and white desk. It was fun to let loose with a few more colors and some heavy aging.  I knew that the glaze I planned to use would tone down the colors quite a bit, so I used a bright combination of brick red, cobalt blue , kelly green and light golden brown on a white background.
I debated the drawer pulls for a long time. I loved the wooden knobs for the cupboard doors, but wasn't sure if they were right for the drawer. I ordered a few different options online, but finally decided that the wooden knobs were the only ones that looked right!



 I love the surprise factor of a painted interior. I can never bring myself to just paint the interior of a piece out in the same color as the exterior. This brick red is one of my favorite colors for finishing interiors. I took these photos before I touched up the edges of the cabinet doors!

12 comments:

  1. Veeeeeeeeery nice work :-) I love it.
    You are very talented, congratulations.

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  2. It's looks very nice! (blue - white cabinets work great too!)

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  3. Your little cupboard is gorgeous! I agree about the interior, it is a lovely surprise that 'brick red' - beautiful work! x

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  4. You are so talented! I love the red interior too.

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  5. Gorgeous!! Your detail painting is incredibly impressive! I like the red interior also! -Ara

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  6. Gorgeous piece of painted furniture. Your work is delicate and beautiful.
    Hugs, Drora

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  7. Beautiful and delicate.
    Bye Faby

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  8. You have created a wonderful piece.

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  9. Hello Eliza,
    I am always blown away by your paitning skills.
    It is just wodnerfula nd beautifully done.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  10. What have you painted the cupboard wonderful.
    Your painting is so beautiful and detailed. I'm very impressed.

    You always maken beautiful things.

    Kind regards Alexandra.

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