To start...I had to take off that old school gold leaf stuff. I added about 20 drops of tea tree oil to some hot water, saturated a washcloth with it and then rubbed it all over the gold stuff squeezing as I went so there was water left sitting on top. Then...I let it sit for about five minutes and, using the blade from a utility knife...scraped it off. Easy. SUPER easy.
Next, I painted the interior with two coats of Country Grey (followed by clear wax) and the exterior with two coats of Coco. Since I was looking to coordinate with a painted chest we already have...I was trying to get a certain color so I followed the exterior with dark wax.
I plan on stenciling the interior back but probably not before Christmas. I put some stuff in it to take a picture because I didn't want to pull out my china. Then...I was like...well...I like my china where I keep my china (in the painted cabinet) and I feel like it's safer in there. Now...safer from what I don't know. This is how my brain works. I have issues and I'm not working on them.
Before. During. After.
I like it. It makes me happy.
And truly...that's all I want in life. To do whatever makes me happy.
Sooooooooooo...have you decided to try a piece yet? I'm thinking of painting our family room coffee table. You know...since a little super cute puppy yall know teethed on it when we first got her. LOL!