Jewelry Cabinet in Annie Sloan Old Violet

This was a fun piece for me to work on this month. First, because I had never used the paint color chosen by the client before. And second because the client’s mother (Veronique) is my painter’s wife. My WALL painter! I love painting furniture, but walls – no thank you! Veronique’s husband and his team at Painting Etc. have painted every room in my house!

Veronique found this dark wood jewelry cabinet at a local estate sale and knew her daughter Briana would love it for her apartment in the city. It was a Christmas present and I met with Veronique and Briana shortly after the gift giving to discuss her color and finish choices.

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Briana chose Annie Sloan Old Violet, which is the perfect feminine color for this piece. We decided on very light distressing and a subtle wash of white around the semi-circle trim. I spray painted the gold hardware with Rustoleum Metallic Pewter. I was unable to find a match for the missing drawer pull, but did find a floral pull that I think ties in very well.

She and I are both so pleased with how this turned out!

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You can see the light distressing and white wax in the image below. It’s subtle, but adds to the character of the piece.

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Veronique and Kleber are Painting Etc. Check out their new Facebook page and if you are local to me in New Jersey and need a wall painter, give them a call! They are meticulous painters and just all around great people! I am happy to call them my friends!

… Kristin

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