This small cabinet was found in a local thrift store, needing repairs and a new look. I used this piece as a chance to experiment with a silver/metallic glazed finish, which came out as an interesting grey/silver.
For extra interest, I stenciled big "zinnia" blooms on the sides in red and dark silver. The red coordinates with the new handle on the drawer, which I fell in love with. (I know, "love" is a strong word for a piece of hardware. But it's true.) Shiny chrome and nickel knobs on the two fluted doors further dresses up the look.
There were several repairs necessary, including replacing the wood molding on the drawer. I received wonderful help at Westfield Lumber to create a custom replacement. There was a gooky area on the top, along with scratches and areas with damaged finish. Sanding and gluing, then priming, helped prepare the surfaces for their new coats of paint.
Since this is a vintage piece, some of the original markings on the wood are still visible ... adding character! Here are some (more) photos of the "Red and Silver Cabinet."