Monday, February 02, 2009

Creating a Rustic Lodge Style Cupboard

My new business venture, RusticLady is both a retail location in The English Village Mall in Brookings, Oregon along with the name being a redirect to my Winchuck River Store website

Creating a new image of myself took a bit of work on my part. Above is the wooden sign I made. I will use it as a logo along with hanging it in my new retail area.
  • My husband used his router to round off the edges
  • I painted the board a deep salmon color
  • painted on a layer of crackle medium
  • a top coat of beige was the last coat
  • I used a putty mix with a stencil of aspen leaves to place two leaves on the sign.
  • I then kept painting the leaves with copper glaze, green and yellow and then a dry brush of the beige to soften the look.
  • I had aspen leaf drawer pulls and a garden tool drawer pull that I screwed into the board making sure that they were not evenly spaced.
  • I wanted a random loose almost thrown together look
  • a rustic sign is the end result.
  • The black trim in the picture is only for the image to help it pop
Now for the big job of painting my vintage pantry cupboard.
  • I removed the doors
  • filled most of the random screw holes from years of use
  • sanded it well using my most loved palm sander
  • painted the complete cupboard the deep salmon color
  • put on a coat of crackle medium
  • after the crackle was dry, a coat of soft tan

I then took some putty mix and a stencil for aspen leaves and added a row of them down each side of the cupboard. They took more than 24 hours to dry! I then coated them with copper glaze with dark stain and then a dry brush of the same color of the cupboard's top coat.


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