I forgot to take a picture of this old jewelry cabinet before I painted it the first time. But it was one of those plain Jane brown woodgrain jewelry cabinets. Similar to the one on the left. Complete with scratches and ugly fake stained glass.
This is one of the first cabinets I painted when I first started buying old jewelry cabinets from thrift stores and yard sales and repainting them to display my jewelry in the shop.
I first painted it off white. I think the color was called “chalk”. That was just a regular latex paint from Ace Hardware. Then I finished it with Minwax polyurathane in walnut.
Oh… I also removed the faux stained glass and replaced it with hardware cloth. The glass is usually pretty easy to remove. Most is held in with little metal pieces and all you have to do it unscrew them.
I used it on my shelves and at flea markets for a long time. Then I felt like it needed more color so I painted it “spring green”, also from Ace Hardware. It finally sold at Treasure Island Flea.
Now I’m completely out of painted jewelry cabinets. I have a couple of unpainted ones in my storage unit but I think I need to go shopping!