This is an unusual piece for me. This isn't something I would normally pick up, but she found her way to me, so I supposed she wanted to be transformed, and of course I couldn't refuse her!
Jia Li means 'good and beautiful'. She is very solidly built of some very heavy wood. I also think she turned out quite beautiful. She is Jia Li!
After painting her a true red it was fun to both tone the red down and compliment it in such a lovely way by dry brushing her in a light teal.
In addition I went over her with a dark glaze which further enhanced her lovely details.
Her bottom shelf and inside are were painted the teal without the red. It gives her a nice balance and surprise when you open up the cabinet. I still used the dark glaze.
I'm not sure what her original purpose was, at first I thought a media cabinet, but there were no holes in the back for cords, although they could be added easily enough. I actually needed to replace the back due to some damage. She would make a lovely linen storage or even a very cute wet bar with a basket in the bottom.
Jia Li is for sale. See pricing and dimension information on my Portfolio and Available Page
I am sharing at:
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
Cozy Little House's Tweak it Tuesday