Finally. Here's the AFTER. If you didn't catch the BEFORE, click HERE to see how this neat old primitive piece looked before I took the paint brush to it.
I just painted with my favorite turquoise homemade CHALK paint mixture. Directions for making your own chalk paint are found HERE. After a couple coats of the mixture had thoroughly dried, I gave it a really good distressing.
Then, antiqued with Minwax Dark Walnut. Just brush it on, then wipe it back off, leaving the stain in the cracks and crevices. I'm starting to love it.
On the top, I just gave it a really good sanding. It is scratched, gouged, sanded cross grain..........well, you get the point. It looks it's age. But, I like that. We'll just call it PRIMITIVE. After sanding it, I used the same Minwax Dark Walnut stain to bring back the richness of the wood.
I found this handle..........which I'm really not totally pleased with, but it'll do until I can find another that might better suit the piece.
But, that's 'all she wrote', as the saying goes here in the South. I love the way it turned out.
And, as you know, I always have to multi task, so I'll post pics of the washstand that I also did while working on this piece. I like it eeeeven more. I am starting to want a room filled with TURQUOISE furniture !!!!
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