When I saw this cabinet, I fell in love with it.
Even in this orginal condition it had flair.
Although, in the original condition it also had its limitations.
None of the inlay was in very good condition, so it wasn't really worth saving.
I took it apart, primed it, painted it and then with a warm brown, glazed it all over for a very soft aged and worn look. I opted not to distress it as I wanted it to look like an old piece, but an old piece in very good condition. As you can see in the middle, when I covered the inlay, it just looked too plain. So I added an applique.
Also, I decided the design on the glass was a bit dated and really didn't fit in with the new colours and the new look. I replaced the glass with plain glass. I cut my own fleur de lis and frosted all around it.
The green pattern you see on the bottom shelf is just a couple of grass placemats placed in there to give it some colour.
The two outer drawers were lined with pretty paper. The middle drawer had red felt that was in great condition and just required a little cleaning.
The bottom cupboards were painted and provide a lot of extra storage.
Well, there ya have it.
All fresh and pretty !