I think I have a new addiction besides coffee (which is pretty serious....): Painting Furniture.
Since finishing the corner cabinet, I have been thinking about all the possibilities. The colors. The waxes. To distress or not to distress? Light wax or dark wax? Or both? I was scouring Craigslist obsessively for subjects of my experimentation until my darling husband politely asked me to do something with the pieces we already have stashed in the garage...
Ahh Yes. Thooooose pieces. I backed away from the computer and ventured out to the shop. And decided to tackle this little gem:
We found her at an estate sale in June just a couple of days before we had our baby boy. It was love at first sight. And the fact that she was only $25 and solid as a rock, I about went into labor right then and there.
(Thank goodness I didn't because the man who was helping turned white as a sheet when I told him we were due any day...but that is another story)
So I whipped up a batch of chalk paint using Benjamin Moore's "Gray Timber Wolf"
After two coats of paint, a little distressing around the edges and mixing my own wax using combo of clear and dark, this is how she turned out...
Originally I was going to replace the hardware but the vintage Bakelite knobs and pulls just worked for me when it was all done.
When we built our house a couple of years ago, there was a weird pocket in the walls between the hallway, a bedroom and the bathroom that would have gone to waste. Instead of closing it up, I asked my husband to leave it open and I would find a piece for it. And guess what? She fits perfectly!
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