Ummm yeah, the veneer on the top was a little rough. As soon as he took it out of the car for me, my husband ripped it all off. Now most people would have been thankful that this step was done for them. My reaction? Hey… the before the picture would have been so much more dramatic if all that veneer was still there… thanks a lot! My husband’s solution was to lay the veneer back on and take a picture for me. So in all reality, the veneer has already been removed in this picture.
I painted it with Cece Caldwell chalk paint in Vermont Slate. But I added black colorant to it to make it a lot darker. I just bought a can of Beckley Coal, and it’s actually very similar to this colour I created on my own.
I finished it off with light distressing and clear wax. When I distress chalk paint, I like to use a wet rag and wipe the paint away. I feel it gives an authentic worn look.
I’ve got a few more projects to share soon. I’m just waiting for a sunny morning to take the pictures. I bought three dresser this past weekend… yeah, I’m a little crazy. Two are done already though, believe it or not.
Here’s a sneak peak of the first one I started.
My Repurposed Life
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
Chic on a Shoestring
Five Days… Five Ways
The Cottage Market
Tatertots and Jello
Funky Junk Interiors
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The 36th Avenue