As always seems to happen, some customers seem more interested in buying my display cabinets than in pieces that are actually for sale. My Milk Paint cabinet was quite popular, but I had nothing else suitable to display the milk paint in, until a friend told me about a free china cabinet she knew of that was headed for the dump. It had great lines and was actually bigger than my current display, but it was filthy and reeked of smoke. Still, the price was right, and I had half a dozen people expressing interest in buying my current display, so why not paint this one up and use it instead?
I cleaned the nicotine-stained glass and gave it all a half-hearted sand. There was no way I was going to knock myself out on it though, because I didn't want anyone to want it. This one was going to stay with me and look just good enough to do the product justice but not attract any particular attention.
I used only one coat of Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint, (Artissimo and Kitchen Scale, 1:1), and I even painted over the dirt . . . . nature's texture powder! One fairly messy coat of white wax and a refurbish of the hardware with Country Chic's Belt Buckle Metallic Cream and I was done. I priced my former display cabinet and waited for the throngs to come. They came. And now they want the new display. Sigh . . . .