*WHEW*!! For the past few weeks I've been concentrating on finishing those "someday I'll get to it" projects.
So many ideas made it hard to decide how to restore this piece. Should I paint it black for a gothic Halloween decoration? Then again, I could brighten it up with a crisp bright white. Hmmm...
I finally chose a primitive-shabby look, first painting it a creamy white and then applying a second layer of Robin's Egg Blue.
Aging with Burnt Umber and sanding the edges gives it an old-time feel. Even the original brown paint shows through in some areas. Painting the grating on the windows white offset all the blue.
Although the colors of Autumn are still my favorite, painting in fresh pastels breathes new life into an old piece.
My next project - actually two - restoring a vintage wooden doll closet and finishing my advent calendar.
Try to stay cool!