If you've been around long enough (with inexplicable patience) to remember Part 1 of our Drexel makeover, you'll remember that it went from Beauty-and-the-Beast-Yellow, to primed-white, to chocolate brown. And because we're not-so-bright, we didn't photograph the next step, so I”ll just tell you. We put on a nice thick coat of satin Ivory. Just imagine it in your little head.
While Nick was doing all the fume-y painting out in the garage, me and my gas-mask painted some glossy swirls on what will be the back of the china cabinet. I ended up not loving this lighter creamy brown color, and opted instead for an espresso brown of the exact same shade as the backboard, only in high gloss. It was worth the extra work of painting it over. I love that technique!
We then sanded the edges of the whole china cabinet (so the brown would show through here and there) and glazed with brown as well. What do you think?
And in the interest of seeing the full dramatic Before and After effect…