My husband, The Amazing DL, is addicted to junk. I am not joking. He just bought 200 pieces of wrought iron. His latest addiction is sewing cabinets.
In an effort to clear the garden house of some of the stray furniture he's brought home, I have started painting the smaller pieces in hopes that they will just go away. (Actually, I sell them at a couple of shops nearby.) The latest one had a pretty good top, which I sanded and DL stained a high gloss cherry. (Of course I have no "before" pictures, because he starts ripping things up as soon as he gets them home. Bless his heart. He's just a little awkward that way.)
I used two different paints--Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Flow Blue on the legs (if you can't get it locally, you can buy it from our good friend Miss Flibbertigibbet) and CeCe Caldwell Vermont Slate on the panels.
This is what used to be the hinged part in the front, but DL turned it into a drawer, which makes it a lot more useful. This wood grain was cool, which is part of the reason he chose to stain it.
The knob (which I didn't get a pic of, mainly because I am lousy at pictures) was original--just a wooden block pull, which we stained to match.
I gave the painted areas a light sanding, then a coat of Annie Sloan dark wax. (You can tell I have no allegiance to any particular product, right? It's all good in our 'hood.) The stained pieces didn't get wax, as they were already protected by the stain.
I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out, and when Danni needs another furniture feature, I could be back
Thank you so much Kirby! What a great project! Please come back next month on the 15th when Deneen from Dreaming in Color will be sharing another fabulous furniture makeover!