Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Stepback Edition

I would like to preface this post with two things:
1. The before and after photos may not be the most impressive because of color choice.
2. This might be my favorite piece I have ever done.

I have been sitting on this Stepback Cabinet for a few months now. I was not quite sure what to make of it. As it sat on my porch, covered in many different colors of red paint, I began to see red. 

No, I wasn't angry at it. I fell in love with the red. Ok, maybe not the 5 different colors of red on it. It looked like someone was testing colors. However, I knew red was they way to go. ASCP Primer Red to be exact.

I love working with Primer Red. It is the perfect barn red and the Dark Wax works wonders on the color. 

I needed an accent color to help highlight the unique parts of this cabinet. I chose ASCP Cream, a lovely buttery color. 

So here is how it turned out:

 I know that it went from a Red "before" to a Red "after. It may not appear super dramatic but boy what a difference. 

After I sanded all of the paint off of the top of the base, my wonderful husband stained and treated it with poly. 
I used both clear and dark wax on the Primer Red.

I can not tell you how beautiful this piece is in person. It has a smooth and creamy texture. The colors just "pop" next to each other. The Dark Wax got into all of the nooks and crannies. 

The quality of this piece is amazing. I hope it goes home with someone who loves it like I do.

This piece will be at the Na-Da Farms Barn Sale. View our "Sneak Peek" here.


  1. Gorgeous!!!!! Love Primer Red....this beauty will go quickly I am sure!

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  2. I love this piece! I love that you left the wood on the desk top, it is striking against that dark red. Beautiful!

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  4. Love it! You really did manage to capture its charm...

  5. beautiful and very farmish and rustic! the color is perfect on it!

  6. This is gorgeous!! I love the inside still being so rustic.

  7. love the red! It turned out perfect and rustic!

  8. I think it is wonderful. I agree with is beautiful and I love
    the color and how rustic it looks.

  9. Gorgeous! I love that color. I'm visiting from the Power of Paint Party and now your newest follower.

    {my simple messterpiece}

  10. It definately looks better red and distressed. Great job!

  11. What a beautiful red! I love the depth of color on this piece. I wish I lived closer and I could go to the sale. It sounds amazing.


  12. Laura,
    The red is beautiful, and love the touches of cream. It was great meeting you in person today!

  13. Love it!! I am painting my front door Primer Red right now. It is my favorite.