I finally have another furniture makeover to share with you! Now, I don't normally confess how much I pay for my furniture, but this time I am going to admit that this was a roadside find. I made my husband get out and load it up for me though... he's so sweet :-)
Now, I totally forgot about a before picture, but it was just brown, with coppery gold hardware and that black speckled finish that's so hideous now.
I painted it with Cece Caldwell paint in Vermont Slate. However, I did something a little different. At the store where I bought my paint, the owner gave me a little bottle of black colorant. So I added some of that into my paint and it darkened it up a bit so that it's a really nice dark grey. I love how the colour turned out. Hopefully someone else does, too, because this one's for sale.
I thought about spray painting the hardware... but it was just too cold out and I didn't feel like freezing myself to death just to paint one knob. Then I thought about switching it out for something different, but I couldn't find anything in my stash of bits and bobs that would work. So, what I ended up doing was using rub-n-buff. First I did the whole thing in black to cover up the original colour. Then I highlighted in silver and I ended up quite liking how it turned out.
One thing that's nice about the Cece paint is that you can distress it with a wet rag. Which means I don't have dust flying every which way when I am working indoors in this chilly weather. I gently rubbed the entire piece down to ensure that I had a really smooth surface. Then I finished it off with the Cece Caldwell clear wax.
I am actually a little behind on my blogging, as I have a few more tables to share with you soon.
My Repurposed Life
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Five Days: Five Ways
Tatertots & Jello
Funky Junk Interiors
Primitive & Proper