Sunday, December 11, 2016

Project Complete

This cute little washstand has been bouncing around the house trying to find a home. It was in the basement for awhile, then it came back up for the holidays to hold the tree.

Here is the before picture.



It had been painted off white.

Before that I distinctly remember it being green.

Before that yellow, judging by the many chips and gouges.

At one time it had been dark stain, sealed with shellac.

What to do, what to do.

Then I discovered chalk paint. Chalk paint in case you are wondering is latex paint with plaster of paris mixed in. It is very thick, Goes on think, and actually improves the surface of your piece.

I selected a color called theater wrap blue, prepped the piece with a thorough cleaning, and got to work.

After one coat.


I let that dry for about 6 hours. applied another coat.


The final step is to coat it with sealing wax, and rub off the excess. It kind of goes against my rule of polyurethaning everything. So the coaster police will need to be vigilant.

The last touch was adding three crystal knobs, and I really like the way it looks. Here is the finished piece put in place.



I really like the way it came out. I see other chalk painted pieces in my future!

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