The man I bought this from said it belonged to his mother. She loved collecting antiques and bought this little beauty at an estate sale. She took very good care of it which I am very thankful for! :)
I knew I wanted to lighten it up and, of course, I knew I wanted to accent the cute oval on the middle drawer.
This piece is all mahogany and the bleed through was bad again. I just took a deep breath and gave it several coats of shellac throughout the whole process. Does anyone else have issues with bleed through even when using shellac or a primer like Kilz? Have I ever mentioned it is my biggest pet peeve (I'm sure I haven't ;) )!
I'm so into gray right now! I love how clean and crisp it feels paired with the white. It's such a great neutral, too!
I wanted the oval to really stand out, so I heavily white washed it and then used the wax paper method to transfer this lovely little graphic I found. I like how it's eye catching, but still subtle.
I haven't used these in a while and forgot how much I adore them! Love the warmth of the antiquing with the cool hues of the shiny silver.
The legs and skirt are the only places I really distressed this piece. I saw all those ridges and couldn't help myself.
She's got a great finish!
Have a busy week so on to the next one! :)
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