Art, Furniture and Chocolate: A Vintage French Cabinet Becomes a Delicious Decorative Statement

I have a passion for applying paint. Any paint to anything.

Canvases, furniture, accessories, walls, whatever. I would actually rather be applying paint to canvases all the time, but since there is no market for undiscovered wanna-be artists, I have to express my artistic soul on furniture. People buy furniture, it seems, much more frequently than original art, because we can't hide our stuff in art, right?!

So when this dated French hutch presented itself, with its expanses of blank, I knew what I had to do.

 
French Cabinet As Found. BORING!
French Cabinet As Found. BORING!
 

Coat it in chocolate, because it's French (couverture).

And put some gilding on the trim because shiny gold is nice. And then put some abstract art on the new wood (bye-bye glass) panels because, well, I wanted to. Like those artisanal chocolates you see from expensive shops:

So now we have this! A beautiful, functional, delicious-looking piece of artistic furniture.

 
French Chocolate Cabinet with Abstract Painted Panels
French Chocolate Cabinet with Abstract Painted Panels
 French Chocolate Cabinet

French Chocolate Cabinet

French Chocolate Cabinet Inside
French Chocolate Cabinet Inside
 French Chocolate Cabinet

French Chocolate Cabinet

 

Much yummier than before, don't you think?

And oh, so much more useful when you can hide your stuff in it!

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