|Project by MadeinMT||posted 619 days ago||1647 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
Built this “antique” jelly cabinet of #2 pine. Size is approximately 60”H X 18”W X 16”D. Side panels are 3/8” beaded plywood. Punched tin panels were purchased on the internet. I finished the piece by staining dark brown then painting with mustard milk paint. This was my first experience with milk paint and I like the result but it was somewhat difficult to apply. You don’t see any hinges or knob as I’ve yet to find ones I like. Still Googling….
There is a second cabinet taking shape in the background that is finished with barn red latex paint over a very dark oil stain. I apply the paint sparingly and randomly. This allows the dark stain to peek through and makes it look as though the paint finish is very old and fading. Its very easy to do.
I enjoy making “rustic” furniture from #2 pine as the material is inexpensive and most mistakes simply add character.
-- Ron, Montana