Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quatrefoil Stenciled Cabinet

Once again, I can't find the before picture of this cabinet, but it was similar to the one below.
I bought three of these vintage 70's end tables at the DAV for 89 cents apiece
about two years ago. I have just had so many other projects, these got pushed
back to the end of the line.
So finally, it was time for one of them.
I painted it with a mistint from Wal-mart called brown sugar.
It looks more like latte to me, but either way it sounds yummy.

I used one of my daughters stencils, a quatrafoile one, and did the top only.
I dry brushed a burnt umber craft paint over the stencil and then sanded it down in areas.
I also distressed the paint and sprayed the hardware with oil rubbed bronze to add more contrast. 
It sold the first week it was in the shop, so I apologize for not getting better pics.

I have to admit that I frequently criticize my own work alot, so it makes me
feel much better when it sells quickly.  Do you ever get that feeling that what you
have done looks stupid. I wish I could get over that.
Oh, by the way I sold it for $59.00, so that was a nice profit!
Linking to the following parties:
Mod Vintage Lifeshabby creek cottage
Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. First of all you got that for .89!?! That is incredible. I like how it turned out and the stenciling on top gives it some extra personality.

  2. ooh i love that stencil! it looks fabulous!

  3. great idea. Looks so much better. I'm your newest follower.

  4. I have been looking for an end table like the one pictured, not having any luck :(