I love working on DIY projects for clients, because it allows me test out a bunch of ideas that I have saved away and haven’t tackled on my own yet. In June I was toying with the idea of painting the inside of my china cabinet, but due to the pretty nature of the wood I decided to leave it as is and simply apply removable fabric to the inside. (More on this project later).
When a client emailed me and asked me to give her bamboo armoire that had been given a dose of shabby chic with painted accent flowers and all I knew exactly what to do.
Since I’m not allowed near paint now a days Jon had to take control of this project from beginning to end. He got right to work and we totally forgot a before picture. I know…we are bad bloggers.
Due to all of the faux finish painting on the piece we had to stripe it and Jon fell in love with Klean Strip Stripper. It worked quickly and got the piece down to bare wood in minutes. Yes, it was an additional step, but necessary to get rid of the decorative flowers and brush strokes.
Then for my fun peek a boo effect I decided that the inside needed to be a bold pink to fit right in my client’s teenage daughter’s room:
Doors wide open:
The openings in the doors originally had fabric and chicken coop wire on them to go with the shabby chic theme. Our piece is a bit more glam so it’s getting mirrors put in instead. The pop of pink will be a nice surprise everytime someone opens the doors!
We are delivering it this weekend so I will take some final pictures when it’s all done.