I love an awesome makeover. It’s kind of a passion. A few months in the past I found this old maple wardrobe through the facet of the street. It needed a few TLC. It had scratches and it changed into missing one in every of it’s tough to find 4 1/2” pulls. I finally were given to it nowadays. A little rust oleum spray paint for the pulls. Four new knobs and a little smart rearranging for balance. I sanded the top and introduced a mild stain and wax finish. I turned into cautious not to take out the nicks and scratches but instead to soften them and upload an acrylic stain to feature to the character of the piece and to pay homage to the years of service it gave to the circle of relatives who were the authentic proprietors of the piece.
As you could see the finish become worn with some thrilling looking scratches and marks.
I selected a light Tiffany blue chalk paint which didn’t call for a primer coat however I did sand the piece first with a satisfactory grain paper to even out the scratches and provide the paint something to hang to. I changed into cautious now not to sand the scratches completely away due to the fact I love the look and person of distressed timber. I made an wash with brown acrylic paint in a tube and water and after cleansing the wood with Murphy’s and permitting it to dry I washed the top and the drawers earlier than polishing with a bees waxed primarily based furnishings wax.
The pinnacle shows the impact I become going for.
The pulls were pitted and badly discolored and I turned into lacking one of the hard to find four 1/2” pulls so I purchased 4 knobs and decided to region them in the center of the piece for symmetry. I sprayed the unique pulls with a soft pewter metallic spray paint for metallic and as you could see pairs superbly with the center knobs.
A higher view of the hardware. I also outlined the grooves within the drawers with a pen for covering scratches in fixtures. It gave the piece intensity and softened the appearance a piece.
Fiona gave the piece her stamp of approval. I’m nonetheless thinking about rubbing a gentle stain over the chalk paint to shadow the groves on the rest of the piece and soften the color a bit….
I determined to apply a tender antiquing wax rub to complete this piece. I assume it softened the coloration. It just needs a buffing when it’s cured in an afternoon or . Done. I love it.
I went with a non flammable no fume water based totally wax. Deco Art American Decor Creme Wax.
GAMBAR8 Super easy….In two days I will buff the wax.
Pauline C. Hall is a 70-year-old former celebrity chef who enjoys sewing, escapology and praying. She is brave and loveable, but can also be very greedy and a bit disloyal. She is a Manx Christian who defines herself as straight. She finished school and then left academia. She is obsessed with being painted blue.
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