About a month ago I was reading through Ads on Craigslist like my life depended on it when I ran across this beauty .
After a brief negotiation via text, the next day I picked it up on my lunch hour. I was sooooo excited! I have to tell y’all, most of the stuff I drag home needs work, and by ‘work’ I really mean it’s all to hell. God bless Big Daddy and my neighbor Mark. They both work tirelessly to try to fix the crap I find.
And I love’em dearly for it.
While we are on the subject of my neighborhood, I have a TON of support here. Wendy, Mark, Dean , Donna, Chris and Shannon all look out for me and help me whenever I need it.
Example: I checked the mailbox on my way home last week and found a box of brushed nickel pulls in there from Wendy.
Now, that’s a friend!
Ok back to the story.
This probably early 1900’s chest of drawers was actually in really good shape, which is a luxury I seldom can afford. I spent a little more than my current Max Buy In but in this case it was absolutely worth every dime.
The only problem was color.
I couldn’t decide on one.
So the chest has sat in my garage for the past three weeks. . . .
Just waiting for me, The Dingbat to be inspired. So I went straight to the place where all Dingbat’s get inspired.
So, as my brain began to churn away, two words came to mind:
I have read these two words in Blogland for a few years now and not haphazardly either. It seems to be in the arsenal of some pretty talented furniture painters.
Not only did I have no idea that we actually had a dealer in town, as it turns out the dealer is no more than 5 minutes from my driveway. Honest to God, sometimes I do not know what is going on in my little head.
Big Daddy says he doesn’t either.
Now that can says Milk Paint, but I swear this stuff behaves like a Chalk Paint .
This paint is the closest thing to one coat coverage I’ve see yet. It covers beautifully. It glides on smooth and leaves very few brush marks. Plus, at $10 for a pint, I’m in 🙂 I used less than a third of that can on this project.
The porcelain knobs are from Hobby Lobby, $2 each at 50% off.
The antique brass pulls I actually found on Amazon for less than $2 each. They came in a set of 10 with free shipping! I am not a fan of gold hardware but I’m really loving this finish with the rich, dark gray.
The top of the chest had several scratches and a couple burn marks but every bit of that sanded out with my orbital and 80 grit sandpaper.
I finished the top of the chest with my standard finish, Annie Sloan dark wax only.
One or two more .
I left with two pints of paint when I got this one. I’ll be back later in the week with the other color.
Have a great week!
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