I bought this at Tuesday Morning about a month ago for a mere $80.00! I was ecstatic. It was originally around $400.00.
I knew I didn't like the red tint of the wood... so I made big plans for this piece. I found a few inspirational photos, and went to town.
Perfectly Imperfect Blog: (You really should check out Shaunna's blog... she is awesome)
First, I took off the hardware and disassembled the drawers. Then sanded the table top down to the original wood, only because I wanted to stain it, and then only lightly sanded the rest of the table, drawers, and doors.
Then, I wiped everything down with a damp cloth and begin to paint... and paint... and paint. Two coats Kiliz primer and two coats of Behar Polar Bear White in Semi-gloss(what I had on hand).
This is how I left it Monday to dry overnight.
Today, I choose a stain that was mentioned in Shaunna's blog (Minwax stain, in Ebony) and only did one coat. As it is drying I distressed the drawers, doors, and the piece itself. Last, I put on 3 coats (letting it dry completely between applications) of Minwax Satin, wipe-on poly.
I LOVE it! It looks rustic, old, and just perfect. What do you think?
It's recommended that you let it sit with NOTHING on it for about 5 days as to make sure everything is set and not a bit tacky. While I am impatiently waiting I think I'm going to decide what goes on the wall above it... picture collage anyone?
(man, I want baseboards!) tear....Here's are few photos that are inspiring me.
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