Whenever I stepped foot into the shop I would get a glimpse of it off in the corner and it was calling my name. After several weeks of taunting I broke down and decided regardless of it's manufacturer this handsome fella had seen it's better days and was in need of some TLC.
This is a picture of the manufacturer's stamp inside the drawer. If any of you are familiar with this stamp, please pretty please could you leave me a comment below?
You get a glimpse of the terrible shape the top was in from this picture.
The plan was to paint it white and line the bottom shelf with bold geometric patterned paper. At the risk of sounding a little loopy, these pieces speak to me and this fella was saying very loud and clear, "I'm a natural kinda guy". Respecting his wishes I pulled out the power sanders and striped him down to the buff.
Wanting a high contrast I painted the insides, base and the drawer pull in white using Simplicity by Country Chic Paint.
I stained the outside of the table and drawer front with Dark Walnut Minwax Wood Finish. It took about four coats before I got it to where I wanted.
Then I stenciled a little retro Flower Power to the bottom shelf with Chocolate Tart by Country Chic Paint, Greek and Louis Blue by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
The entire table has two coats of Minwax Polycrylic in a clear satin finish.
I'm quite happy with how debonair this little fella is looking after his makeover. Hopefully he'll find a suitable home soon!
Next up on the workbench is a twin headboard.
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