Then, I gave the body of the piece two coats of my homemade chalk paint, and after it had thoroughly dried, sanded the entire body......especially sanding the edges and other places where there'd be natural wear.
See that GRAIN !!! I just couldn't bring myself to paint over it.
The little brass circle in the corner has an '18' on it. I have no idea what it is or was, but left it since I didn't want a hole left there. We'll call it a conversation piece. Maybe it's a bullet head???
I seldom paint the hardware the same color as the piece, butttt, these looked like it would take dynamite to get them OFF. Annnnd, since I'm usually the one takin things off and putting them on.....I decided they'd look GREAT painted. Yeah, that's my story. But, they really do. Don't cha think??
Click below for the AFTER..........
My usual antiquing procedure and a coat of the same Minwax Dark Special Walnut to the top.....let er dry a couple days.........and WaLa. DONE!!!
I know, I know.....the yard needs mowing. But, I'd rather be painting.
As Miss Scarlet would say, "Tamara is anuther day".
It doesn't look this red, but I wanted you to see the grain again. Yes, I am proud of my strip job.
Into the shop it goes.....a little staging, and it sells the next day. Yaaaa!!!
I really do like the hardware painted. Now I'm glad I couldn't get it off.
Wish I could have kept this one, but there'll be another that I love just as much. Hey, maybe I should make up adoption papers to give with these pieces. They feel like children after so much work goes into them.
See Ya'll back here soon. 8-)
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