Hi friends- today is themed furniture makeover day! For March we chose “metallics” as the theme. At the end of this post you can click on the images to see my friends’ projects.
Here’s my contribution.
This piece gave me some grief the last few weeks, that’s for sure! The top was pretty scratched but the worst part was the cigarette smell inside. I’ve tried several things to get the stink out and it’s mostly gone, but I’m still working on getting it completely odor-free. Do you have any tips for me?
Here’s what I did:
- Sanded the top.
- Painted it all with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey, sanding and repainting certain areas. (I finally used up the rest of my can!)
- Waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax and dark wax for an aged look.
- Added gilder’s paste to the edges and all over the doors (applied with my finger in a circular motion). HERE is the gilder’s paste that I bought on Amazon (affiliate link).
Paris Grey often looks silvery, especially with the shine after it’s been waxed. That plus the fabulous gold paste make this most definitely metallic!
I kept the handles because the torches are awesome.
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