About a year ago I bought a three piece furniture lot from a very sweet lady. The lot consisted of a vanity table with the mirror, a chest and a wardrobe. Here’s the cool part: they were all from the same suite. And they were from my FAVORITE decade.
(Well, besides the ’80’s)
The vanity and mirror were wedding gifts for a relative who got married last October. The chest you can read about here:
That left me with just the big, old mahogany wardrobe that I’ve loved and kept in my kitchen for the past year.
The finish was pretty beat up and in addition, the previous owner had also done a number on it with wood filler. I’d been mulling over painting it for a few months when I finally took the plunge and settled on Old White.
In terms of chalk paint, Old White was my first love.
There is truly nothing like it.
See what I mean?
So about three coats of paint and A LOT of passes with a medium grit sanding sponge later this doesn’t even resemble the big, dark wardrobe I drug in to my kitchen on a Friday afternoon . . .
All by myself!
The thing I love the most about 1920’s furniture is the details.
And sometimes, paint brings these details to life.
Well, paint and sandpaper.
I sanded the old finish off the top and refinished it with only Dark Wax. The old finish was quite gummy. You couldn’t really appreciate the beauty of the wood.
I’ve loved and enjoyed this piece for a year. I’ve spent over a week with it giving it the time and attention that a piece like this really deserves. Now it’s time for someone else to love it.
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