April 13, 2015 by Terry
This piece I have had in my garage for quite some time now. I had brought it home with exciting plans in mind for how I would bring it back to life. The original finish was in very rough condition and the top had stains from candle wax and a number of deep scratches on it.
This would be the perfect piece for paint without the guilt of painting wood :)
I did have pictures of how it looked before but since it was so long ago I do not know what I did with them. I will probably come across them after I have long finished this post :)
This started out as a china hutch with a removable top that had sliding glass doors on it. The top is what was most unattractive about it but the bottom I felt was really very nice on it’s own. Of course I filled in the holes where the original hardware was and gave it new handles and pulls. Then the whole piece was sanded and painted with Milk Paint in the color Typewriter. I used bonding agent in the mix to ensure no chipping would happen. Mid Century modern furniture does not in any way suit the shabby chic look. I left the top of it wood, then sanded it and stained it a dark chocolate color which I feel really compliments it and gives it a very classy and elegant feel.
I am happy to say this piece never made it to my booth at The Creamery… It went to live in a beautiful country home to be used as a media center. I had the pleasure of delivering it and does it ever look lovely in it’s new space!
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