Mar 19, 2010
A few years ago I bought an unfinished
cupboard at a local furniture warehouse. I
wanted a place to house my books and special
items. Recreating a French antique cupboard similar to ones I had seen in magazines was my goal. I looked on line for flower appliqués but nothing seemed to come close to what I wanted.
So I decided to make my own out of polymer clay. The roses, the leaves and vines were made from white clay, baked then glued to the cupboard doors. I whitewashed the cupboard with pickling paint. Then I made a antique wash of walnut stain and linseed oil.
The stain was a little heavier in areas so to look as though it had built up over the years. Wrought iron hardware added the finishing touches.
I was very happy how it turned out. It is not like an actual French antique cupboard but I think it is as close as I can get for a fraction of the cost.