I dont know if you have ever heard of a music cabinet. They were originally created to store sheet music and later vinyl records. We were given one a few years ago. It is a nice piece and we were happy to receive it. It has raised detailing on the front and florets on the sides. This detail is what throws me. It was a little to ornate for what I wanted to use it for. So I put it away and forgot about it. I was recently speaking to the person who gave us the music cabinet. I asked her how she would feel if I removed some of the detailing on the piece. She said she did not mind and would be happy just having someone use it again. With her approval I went to work!
The slats on the sides originally held all the shelves for music or records. When we received the it did not have shelves.
I filled the two florets on each side with spackle. I also removed the raised detailing from the small drawer.
The back of the cabinet gives you an idea of how beat up and dark the wood was.
I decided to try black paint. I chose Annie Sloan Athenian Black. This is the first time I have used it.
I already like it!
The paint dried a little lighter than I wanted. I will eventually add Annie Sloan black wax to darken the color and add a protective coat.
I liked how the piece was shaping up, but I wanted to do something different . I wanted a wow factor! I thought of the mirror I had gilded and knew that was what I would do!
Yeah for me! I had gilding adhesive left from my mirror project.
I did have to purchase more gilding sheets, but I already had my brushes.
It is best to work in one small area at a time. Once you brush on the adhesive you need to wait 45 minutes before placing the sheets on.
This small area took about two hours. Whew! I really like the way it came out. It gives it a little something, something!
This is the end of part one. Can you guess what it is going to be?
I have some updates on our master bedroom.
My fabric arrived! It is so beautiful!!
I am going to make roman blinds out of it. I need to take my time doing this. The windows are right next to one another. If the fabric is not centered you will definitely know it!
I have a lot to work on this week, can not wait to share it with you!!