Crackled Cupboard

This old cupboard was in the basement when I bought my house. I thought it had charm because it was made of car siding which happens to be pretty much in vogue. It was a dull brown so I set to revamping it. I decided to crackle it, using hide glue. (Crackling in this manner is an inexact way so you might like to use a kit or crackle medium instead of the glue) It now it has a place in my kitchen by my dining set. I love it now!


By Elaine from IA

September 29, 20080 found this helpful


I love your cupboard! Nice job and good idea. Thanks for sharing!

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

I love your cupboard. I really like the primitive/shabby chic decorating. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing with us.

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September 30, 20080 found this helpful

I LOVE your cupboard! Several years ago,I found the below armoire at a garage sale. It was in really bad shape. It had 4 coats of,brown,white and green.

I refinished it to the way it looks not. I stripped the paint,sanded and rubbed with Tung Oil. It is not stained but the oil bought out the beautiful different woods in it.

It is so pretty and so is your cupboard.

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October 1, 20080 found this helpful

Janiee, your armoire is beautiful! I have refinished lots of good pieces too and it is so satisfying isn't it?

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

Drool! I love your cupboard!! We have similar taste and I love how you decorated the inside too!!!

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

Car siding?

<b>Editor's Note</b> Looks like railroad box car siding.

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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

Car siding is another word for tongue and groove. This wood has a groove that a smaller edge of the next piece goes into. It makes an amazing finish for walls, floors and such.

You did a great job! Yes, distressed or shabby chic is very popular and easy to do.


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