I found this beautiful antique at an Estate Sale recently.
Apparently, someone added a drilled hole for this gaudy gold hardware. I assume that they were trying to make this look like a newer piece of furniture because I found locks on each drawer that were filled with wood putty and stained.
I wish, wish, wish it had the original work with key holes but I couldn't undo the redo without damaging the furniture so I left the locks all puttied up.
|(above) after paint, before distressing...|
I am loving this chest of drawers. It is really pretty. I think it will be an excellent addition to my new guest room. I am storing an extra blanket or two in the drawers and leaving an empty drawer for visitors belongings. There is a mirror that came with the piece but it wouldn't fit with the sloped ceiling so I removed it. I'm sure I can come up with a repurpose for that one.
The top drawer had these wooden dividers and it was N-A-S-T-Y! I used this awesome vinyl liner (that I found on sale at Jo-Ann's) to line the drawer. The other two drawers are mint so I didn't have to do anything to them.
Another new technique that I learned at my class... how to use hemp oil. I used Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil as a finisher on the chalk paint too. I have used it on several projects lately. I love the shine, it is the perfect amount, in my opinion and it's very easy to apply.
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