This gem was in pretty good shape. She was missing a few pieces of veneer here and there, but it was nothing that a little bit of wood filler couldn't fix.
I custom mixed up this grey using some darker grey and white paint. I knew I wanted it to be a fairly light, almost pastel type grey. It can be hard to eyeball it when mixing your own colours without a chip or sample to go off, but in this case, I am pretty happy with the shade.
The top was in wonderful condition apart from a few water marks. Because of this, I gave a light coat of zinsser BIN to the top only, just to lock in that water stain.
I did three coats of the grey all over, two probably would of sufficed but just to be safe I did a third.
My grey paint is a flat, and the white was a satin, so together these two paints made the perfect sheen. It looks a bit like chalk paint with the wax applied, a lovely, yet very soft sheen.
I love the original hardware, ornate and delicate. Plus I LOVE ring pulls. I decided to paint them out white though as I wanted a super romantic and soft feel. The white contrasts great with the grey.
This is my first piece of furniture with casters. Kinda neat, but those little suckers like to sneak away from you when they aren't planted on top of a carpet. Miss Do-As-I-Please keeps jumping up on it for fair-ground rides. If she wasn't a cat she would be screaming 'Yipeeeeeeeee'. Nothing beats furniture surfing!
Here is the before, the light patches are wood filler.
All from me!
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