Good bones, but dated finish. Also, it was very clean and in perfect condition. I know I overpaid for it, but I go through junk withdrawal here in the winter! No antique shows in my area all winter long! I end up buying junk in thrift shops which I would never buy in the summer! I may have bought this, but not for the price I paid. BUMMER. So, I had to give it a makeover.
I got this out…
One coat of paint…
Then, after a second coat of white chalk paint, I added some grey detail and some sanding back to reveal the gold paint underneath…
Then I waxed with clear, then some clear and dark wax combined. Here is the finished product:
I'm a bit light handed with the dark wax, I don't like dark streaks. I just want it too have some depth.
Excuse the crooked angle of my shot!
And look at those gams!!
Sexy or what?
What a transformation, from dated yucky '60s box to nice shabby white box. I think I'll gift it to my teenage niece, she loves this kind of stuff!
I have a great china cabinet and sideboard I made over a month ago, but I haven't waxed it yet. I painted it white chalk paint, but it looked so simple. I just ordered some beautiful appliqués from California. When they arrive, I will finish it up and do a nice before/after post on those.
My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday
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