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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

::What a Gem::

This is the kinda stuff I love the most!! The uglier, the better :0)
This is what it looked like before...

We picked up this gem and all it's broken beauty on one of our picking trips.  As you can see it was quite a mess.  The top was missing, then at the last minute the man we got it from found it! We saved that for a sign :0) It all about not wasting, right? After fixing the inside guts so the drawers did not get stuck anymore.  I picked area's that I wanted to distress and painted those dark brown.  After it dried, I smeared the brown spots with dollar store petroleum jelly...I suggest getting the powder scented kind because it smells YUMMY!

Now at this point we took all the hardware off and I had to fill in all the circles. Can you see them? There were circle drag marks around each handle. Then we cut a fresh top and set it aside for later! Now to get painting!  This was my first piece using my own chalk paint mix on furniture and I LOVED it!
I will post that one day!!

You put the chalk paint a little thicker on the the jelly, when it dries it crackles! That makes it easier for you to sand it off.   I then painted the drawers cream. After that I put a clear coat of wax.

When the whole thing was done, we stained the new top and added the hardware back on and ta da!

What'cha think?