I found this fun piece in the garage of a lady who was getting rid of some of their antique's. I fell for this one because I have a thing for small pieces. I have to admit though, the decorations on the front,or the large rosettes are kind of funky. I can't decide if I like them because I've never seen one's this big, or because they are cool looking, I can't decide which. Either way I really like this piece.
It's really well made so I'll just add some homemade chalk paint and restain the top.
I used Swiss Coffee for the body and plaster of paris for the homemade chalk paint recipe.
The mixture for the chalk paint is 3 parts paint to 1 part plaster of paris. Mix the plaster of paris with a little water first so that you get all of the lumps out of it. Add it to your paint and then add just a little more water to that mixture until you get the right consistancy. This recipe has always worked for me and I love how easy it is.
I stained it with Min Wax dark walnut and then used rub on Min Wax poly to seal the whole thing.
I distressed it before using the rub on poly, and also used Rustoleum bronze spray for the hardware. I love how it turned out.
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