I found this fab wooden egg cabinet in the local TKMaxx. bit it was very bright new looking wood and lacked character.
DecoArt acrylic paints, my DecoArt modelling paste and my DecoArt weathered wood crackle medium and "set to" giving it a shabby chic country kitchen look.
First step was to sand it all over so the paint could get a good purchase on the wood. then i started with americana burnt orange. I also added a few touches of traditions raw umber (especially around the wording). i did this to the wire mesh too.
DecoArt modelling paste to get a raised motif in areas. i didnt do a complete pattern anywhere so it was a bit more random like some had fallen off in time or something.
weathered wood crackle medium. i had to go away and let that dry. heating with a heatgun to dry it doesn't work for me as i get distracted... hold the heat too long in one spot and cause blisters. this is fine if its deliberate (as sometimes it is for me) but not when you just want a decent crackle. i left it while i prepared a lasagne for the evening meal.
soft heather" american acrylic. i didnt want to do white as white can be a little harsh. the heather had a slightly warmer pink tone but not overwhelmingly pink. to be honest i had meant to use the buttermilk but forgot to order it till friday. so soft heather it was. And i sat back and watched as it all began to crack YAY!
metallic lustre (it says you can apply with a brush or a soft cloth but i still used my fingers.) on all the raised modelling paste and around all the edges.
DecoArt multi purpose sealer. just to give it a more splash and bash resistant finish, when it is placed in the kitchen....
I remembered i had bought some metal decorative hens a while back (about 2 years ago) so dug them out and glued 2 of them on to the wire door.