The size is so versatile--you can use it as a dresser, a bedside table, a console in the entry or living room, or even in a bathroom.
Once I was done with it, I knew that it would be similar size and style-wise to these chests from Wisteria, ranging (on sale) from $800 to over $1000.
The issue with these 60's to 70's French Provincial pieces is they have laminate tops, and sometimes drawer fronts. If you've ever tried it, you know that painting over laminate is a pain in the old patooti. It involves a really good primer.
Chalk paint to the rescue!
I decided to use ASCP in Paris Grey.
After painting, I went over it with Briwax in Golden Oak. I love this wax over Paris Grey.
I wet scrubbed a couple of areas so the original finish came through. I liked the cream against the grey, giving it a worn, aged look.
Then I finished the entire piece with ASCP clear wax and put back the original hardware.
I'm really happy with the end result--what do you think?
It will be going to Mr. P's Emporium soon--I'll be pricing it waaaay less than the Wisteria Chests!
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