I knew this piece was special when I spotted it for sale on Craigslist.
Her curves drew my interest immediately.- and all the detail was just intriquing.
I loved the wood grain on the drawer fronts as well as the top, but there were lots of little blemishes and lifted or chipped veneer here and there.
Some of those cool detail pieces were missing too so even those needed to be removed.
She was showing her age for sure.
I tried to think of a way to salvage as much wood as I could on it.
Initially the thought of painting it was kinda stressing me out, but once considered all her imperfections, I new I had to try to disguise those a bit and try to salvage her best as I could.
I appreciate nice wood…believe me.
Just because I paint furniture doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate and have a desire to maintain some of the original beauty of those old wood pieces.
This gal was solid, but definitely needed lots of love.
So…my original thought was to refinish the top with stain, but I wanted a softer and more rustic finish so I decided to sand the top a bit and use Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax on it which ideally would settle nicely into the grain.
The I could appreciate the grain AND soften it a bit.
It was the answer I was seeking 🙂
So here’s her lovely before…isn’t she spectacular?
Check out those legs and the original hardware!
Yes … she was pretty then, but with a little paint and wax, she is STUNNING!
What do you think?
I painted her with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old White and the sealed her in Annie Sloan’ Clear Wax.
I used Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax on the top…doesn’t it look fantastic with that white wax?
There’s a first time for everything!