Hello, Reclaimologist friends. Its Paula here, of flea.o.logy,
the awesome flea market in Payson that happens three
times a summer.
Today I would to like to share a favorite make over blog
post of mine from my Pollyanna Blog.
This is how the cupboard looked when I found
it at an estate sale. The door was broken, and
whatever was originally in the window was missing.
My DH repaired the door, and I filled the splintered
wood with wood putty.
First I deglossed the mahogany finish, as it was
still in pretty good shape and new paint would
not have stayed put. I use paint stripper to do
my deglossing, though sanding always works too.
Deglossing with paint stripper is easy, you just wipe
it on, then emmediately off, and voila you have a
sufface to which paint will stick.
Next I painted it, with two coats of paint. Then I filled
the window with a diamond shaped mesh.
Last of all I transferred this great French Clothier's
signage onto the front of the door. It mentions all
kinds of French unmentionables, and I thought the
cupboard would be perfect for someone to use as a
lingerie cupboard ... of course it could also be used
as a linen press!
I show how to transfer the french signage in
another blog. It includes reverse printing the graphic.
As usual, I am indebted to Graphics Fairy
for the great signage. Karen has a remarkable
selection of various French business signs, labels,
logos and letterheads, all of which look great on
Thanks for coming along to check out my reinvention project!
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