Dining Room Table.
You can read more about it here.
I've seen some pieces in Blogland where French Linen has been combined with natural wood, and I thought it looked great -- but I hadn't tried that yet myself. So when I found this dresser, I knew I wanted to do a combo treatment on it.
It just needed some minor repairs and a good cleaning.
I painted the top, sides, and front of the dresser in the French Linen, did a light distressing, and finished it with Annie Sloan clear wax.
Since the wood on the drawers was in pretty good condition, I just gave the drawers a light sanding, followed by a couple of coats of Howard Restore-a-Finish in Walnut, and finished with Howard Feed-n-Wax. Easy! I didn't have to strip and stain! Yay!
I didn't even have to take off the original hardware, which I love.
But here's where I need some help making up my mind:
I originally planned on painting (and distressing) the medallion in the middle of the top drawer too. I thought it would nicely tie-in the wood with the painted parts of the piece.
But after I finished revitalizing the wood, I decided I like the grain in the medallion, and now I can't decide if I should paint it or not.
Here's kind of an idea of what it would look like painted. You've got to have vision -- actually, lots of vision! Try to ignore my bad (not to mention I was trying to do it quickly!) Photoshop skills and imagine the color not popping out so much, distressed and waxed. Is that even possible? How about if you squint? Can you get the idea?
I need to decide soon, because this is one of the pieces I'll be moving into Mr. P's Emporium's new space.
Did I mention I'm officially opening October 1st? Did I mention I'm a tad stressed out?
We'll be moving stuff in next Friday, so I have a week to get some more pieces painted, and everything tagged. I have lots of fun "smalls" to bring into the space too, so this weekend I'll be deciding what to bring in first.
I'll be sharing some sneak peeks here and on Mr. P's Emporium's Facebook page next week. (Please "Like" that page for all ongoing shop info!)
Hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be here -- painting my little heart out!!
(Don't forget to let me know what you think I should do -- I keep going back and forth and need some input!)