Moth and Antique Sideboard Makeover

Hi everyone,

Another week rolls around so quickly! This year is going to fly so doing my best to make the most of every day and every experience! Had a trip to Auckland and Christchurch this last week. Visited Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint HQ in Auckland and learnt so much!! Antonia and I talked about colours, techniques and had time to do some hands on training, I came away feeling a lot more confident with her paint and other products 🙂 My oldest daughter and I went to Christchurch for two days to visit our youngest who is studying there, lets me honest study or socialising but it’s fabulous seeing her so happy and enjoying herself, with her first assignment under her belt she is loving her course! What else more can you ask….! #happymum!

So the Moth Cabinet which sold before I had a chance to promote and finish it properly so here’s some progress shots!

First the drab before….before1

I love how the inside top drawer is fully lined.before2

I painted it completely with Chalk Furniture Finish Antique. And pretty roughly, I wanted a really rough textured finish because I wanted to dark wax the bottom section of it and leave the top only clear waxed.


These photos show up the texture beautifully, the dark wax is really picking up all the detail.


Again I love how it naturally crinkled and peeled around the top of the cupboards.


After finishing the dark wax I knew the top wasn’t right so I changed the top colour to Moth Chalk Furniture Finish, what a difference and I will be using this colour again! before7

Every detail just stands out enough in my eye, not competing with each other, the claw feet, shaped legs, moulding on the cupboard fronts and the appliqué moulding I put on the middle of the upstand. before6

The lady who purchased it attended our latest painting class and just loved it the minute she saw it and had to have it! I have two more large projects on the go… which I may just keep myself, about time to keep some beautiful pieces for myself??!



Have a great day!

Jamie x


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