Yeah, yeah, I know. Some of you will go "what's wrong with it"? Nothing. Except it was ugly! Obviously, I'm not a fan of oak. Now that that's out of the way. I feel better, don't you?
I was digging the curves of this piece. The high back, the top drawer, the bottom. I also like how the top border is angled out, not just straight up in the air. So what I wanted to do, was give it some age. I mean old.
Have you ever seen a piece that's been handed down from generation to generation. Nobody wanted to get rid of it, but they didn't want to spend any money it? So what did they do? They just kept on adding paint. On top of paint. On top of paint. No sanding. No patching. Just more paint and more paint brush strokes. Well that was my vision for this piece.
So after some sanding, I
Next was more dry brushing. This time with the blue. And guess what? Yep, carelessly. Now this time, when I sanded, it allowed the wood and original colors to come through in the areas I applied the soap. Then I pretty heavily distressed the paint. Not just the edges, but kind of everywhere. It felt good.
Oh, the inside. Yep forgot to take pictures of the inside. Nothing special, but I did paint it. It got a nice shiny coat of traditional gray. Thought it would look nice with dishes? The hardware is all original. But it got a fresh paint job too. I found a good looking Hammered Bronze by Rust Oleum. It had a bit of an aged look to it.
Now here's the cool thing about this piece. Where would you put it? Hallway? Entryway? Bedroom? Bathroom? Kitchen? How about a changing table? So many uses! I love it!
So to all the color-phobes out there, what do think about the color? A lot of people don't like blue. But could you - would you - do this?