I bought this a couple of months ago from a 2nd hand shop, I thought it was 'quite nice' and would be a good piece to paint. As I was loading it into the car I noticed it had a really badly damaged leg at the bottom of the back left hand side, which I must have missed when giving it the 'once over' luckily I did mange to talk the guy around to giving me some money back.
This is the before pic:
I got it home and left it in the hall for a day, then moved it into the lounge til I was ready to work on it. That evening we were sitting in the lounge and my hubby said - "I really like it, we should keep it" and funnily enough I was thinking the very same thing, the colour and the patina of the wood was absolutely gorgeous and I can't believe I hadn't noticed this before, this inspired me to keep some of the lovely patina.
The damaged leg looked like this:
Pretty bad - hey? So I cracked open the wood filler, and after a couple of days of gradually building it up I painted it, and it ended up looking like this:
Not perfect but a zillion % better!
I painted the framework and legs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White an waxed it with clear wax, distressed the edges a little 'here & there' and left the beautiful patina on the top and drawer fronts. I changed the knobs, to new ceramic ivory coloured ones, and this brought it all together.
Its now settling nicely into its new home in my bedroom.
Bye for now.