Friday, September 18, 2015

Custom China Cabinet

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    I am just finishing this cabinet up and getting it ready to deliver this week.  I really like this piece.  The wood was pretty dry and needed some care.  The door no longer has glass in it, although it seems like most of these that I have seen are missing their glass also.  I glued and clamped the door and refinished the outside of the cabinet.  I touched up the inside also.  I have seen quite a few of these used to display folded colorful quilts.  The colors just pop up against the dark wood.  I wish the lighting were better in this house, it is not nearly as dark as it looks.  My customer sent this much better picture of her cabinet in place.  I wish I could take better pictures, the lighting in our house gets worse as we get closer to winter.  I often use a special Ott light when I am working on my projects so I can see better while I am working on projects.
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  1. That is a lovely piece. May I ask what you used on it to make it darker?

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    1. Hi Mary K, I'm always happy to help. After I sanded it I used Minwax Dark Walnut Stain :)

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  2. It looks fantastic!! Dark Walnut is one of my favorite stain colors! I think it can really make a piece look elegant, like your cabinet!! :)

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    1. Thanks Donna. I have done many pieces for the owners. I told her I would skip china and fill it with colorful quilts...to me THAT would be perfect!
      Marti

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  4. You do such nice work, Marti! I bet your customer was very pleased. Thanks so much for linking your project up at Vintage Charm :)

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    1. Thank you Diana! I really enjoy working with this couple and I have redone many pieces for them. It is so nice to work with young people who recognize the quality of older furniture.
      Marti

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