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Sponsored Project: The Woolly Wayward Pine Cupboard

This post is sponsored by Annie Sloan Unfolded, the good people who distribute Chalk Paint™ in Australia : Follow them on Facebook here for more excellent paint-related or decorating ideas!


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I’ve been wanting a woolly cupboard for ages. My crochet is stored in various baskets all over the living room (since I vacated my studio a few months ago.) It’s hard to see what I’ve got and things get a bit tangled up. I wanted something to store my yarn and projects in, something that would show them off a little bit too. When I saw this post over on Holly’s Decor8 about Ms Ingrid from Wood and Wool Stool (I’ve been a fan of Ingrid’s for a very long time!) my resolve grew.

THEN this pine cupboard popped up on Facebook in one of those buy and swap kind of groups, I snapped it up for just over $100. It was exactly the kind of thing I was after – big, glass doors, shelves, check!

Luckily we have a nice neighbour who was happy to help us (and by us I mean Cam) collect it within the hour.

It’s been looming about at home, all pine-y, waiting for me to give it a makeover. This weekend I did…


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One tin of Annie Sloan ‘Pure White’ Chalk Paint™
One tin of Annie Sloan Soft Wax – ‘Clear’
One can of cheap pink neon spray paint – we got ours at Bunnings for $8
A paintbrush and a clean cloth to apply the wax
Good quality painters’ masking tape

+ First, I taped up the edges of the glass so that they didn’t end up all painted on.
+ I also removed the doorknobs and taped over the hinges.
+ Next, I painted two coats of the Pure White straight onto the pine cupboard.
+ Outside, I spray painted the knobs with two coats of the neon paint.  (This takes one minute but it’s best to do it out-of-doors!)
+ Wait for the paint to dry. Remove the tape.
+ Apply the wax with a clean cloth, gently working it in.
+ Screw the knobs back on and ta-dah! So long pine!
+ Fill the (now white) Woolly Wayward Pine cupboard with colourful things.

While I was waiting for the paint to dry I watched Wayward Pines. Have you seen it? It’s really great. I am LOVING it. Also… Matt Dillon! (And Uncle Andy from Weeds!) What could be better?

How cute does my cupboard look?! I’m in love with it, basically.

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Other cute projects using Chalk Paint™

Paint An Advent Calendar (How To Paint Jars)
Paint A Herringbone Floor Mat
Paint a Cute Table (With Pointy Bits!)
Painted Beads, Bangles (and Leaves!)
Paint A Shaker Bench
Paint A Liberty House
+ Paint A Daggy Old Ladder


This post is sponsored by Annie Sloan Unfolded, the good people who distribute Chalk Paint™ in Australia : Follow them on Facebook here for more excellent paint-related or decorating ideas!

  • Jess @ Let's Do Something Crafty
    August 14, 2015 at 5:25 AM

    It looks amazing! And all those crochet blankets are to die for! I only learnt at Xmas but am half way through two blankets, I need to crack on so I can start putting in cupboards like that!

  • Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living
    June 30, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    It’s always such a good finish with Annie Sloan paint. It’s expensive but worth every drop I think!

  • shirley
    June 29, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    I can’t believe all those lovely finished rugs in there- just awesome!

  • Pia
    June 29, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    I adore it and am utterly jealous!

  • Kathee Gunn
    June 29, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Love your work!

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      June 29, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      You are a doll! I am loving this fun partnership! 🙂

  • giulia
    June 28, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Hello! Just checking whether one + four was still going?

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      June 28, 2015 at 7:38 PM

      You can do it – but I keep running out of time to do it here! x

  • Reannon @shewhorambles
    June 28, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    It looks great! I especially love the hot pink handles. And your wooly cupboard makes me smile with it’s bright wooly ways!

  • Heike Herrling
    June 28, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    wow – I can’t believe how different it looks! The white is so lovely to show off your deliciously colourful yarny goodness. I would love a cupboard like this for my yarn (which is totally in baskets all around MY living room!). x

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      June 28, 2015 at 3:54 PM

      It turned out so cute! And I can update the handle colours as I please, too! I’m pretty impressed with myself, basically! x

  • Judith
    June 28, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    I have been using Annie Sloan paint this weekend too. Painting my kitchen chairs using Provence. My next one will be Antoinette. Love the cupboard Pip, all crafters need a cupboard like that.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      June 28, 2015 at 3:54 PM

      It’s so nice to paint with, isn’t it? xxx

  • Mel Goodsell
    June 28, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Pip, this is so lovely!! I have yarn storage envy right now 🙂

  • amanda
    June 28, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Looks great, Pip. What does the wax do?

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      June 28, 2015 at 1:53 PM

      The wax seals it nicely and gives it a slight sheen as the paint is quite flat. Thank you for the nice compliment, too! x

  • Michelle lawrence
    June 28, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Looks beautiful x

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      June 28, 2015 at 1:53 PM

      Thank so much Michelle! xx

  • PatrickC
    June 28, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Great work Pip,

    I have exactly the same cabinet. I use it as a book case for my rarer and more treasured books and also the little trinkets I’ve collected over the years.

    I must say it looks splendid in white and the coloured little knobs are the perfect accent.

    Hows your husbands back? Its one of the heaviest pieces of furniture I own.



    • Meet Me At Mikes
      June 28, 2015 at 1:54 PM

      haha! YES! So heavy. All is well in the back department. How funny that we have the alter-ego to your cabinet! SNAP! x

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