We were given this old cupboard by our neighbour, cuz they were cleaning out, and my family never used it. And i have always had an obsession with Japan and especially cherry blossoms, so i decided i would give it a little makeover...
I am an amateur at painting,so bare with me..
So this is what i started with...
wait till you see the inside...
So first, i got out the sand paper and gave it a quick sand, and then i got the duster and cloth with some all purpose cleaner, and went to town!
( this pic is after i did all that)
Next, i waited for the all purpose or any wetness to dry, and started on the base coat, here's where all the well-needed patience comes in, unlucky for me, i have none. I did 2 coats of base, with about 30 mins in between, i painted shelves too, because i am painting those as well.
P.S - Make sure you use newspaper or something to keep paint from going everywhere
If your a gifted painter ( unlike me) then this'll be easy peasy, but i took about 2 hours for this part..
first i took a fuschia and mixed it with lots of white, i did 3 coats cuz it's acrylic (i know you should'nt paint with acrylic but what the hey), Then i outlined the frame in a darker colour.
The top of my cupboard was falling off, so i re-attached that in the mean-time with some nails and a hammer. Anyways, once the paint has dried, and your all relaxed, you can start painting the cherry blossoms. Im a first-time painter so they aren't perfect, lol.
I just went along with the pic in my head, but you can go on the net and find some that you like..
And voila, your done!
I use mine to store my sewing machine and kit in.
Hope you like...