I found this piece at a garage sale just down the street. It was in great shape with a bit of water damage and in it’s current state it was not very pretty. But it had good bones, great lines and I had a vision for what it could be.
There was some damage on the top.
I sanded the finish off the top because it was going to stain it and then gave the rest of the piece a light sand. Because I was using chalk paint on the body I didn’t prime it but soon I was disappointed to see some staining coming through. It’s so heartbreaking when this happens but it’s easy fix. I used Zinsser Shellac which I purchased at Home Depot and it did the trick. I used the spray, it dried quickly and soon I was back on track.
I used Ebony stain on the top and Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint on the rest of the piece and here it is finished.
I wanted a more contemporary look so I didn’t distress it at all and only used clear wax. I contemplated using a bit of dark wax but I love the clean lines so decided not to. I added new hardware and I had to order pulls online since it was an older piece and 4.5 ” to center pulls are hard to find. I searched the internet and finally found some at Build.com
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