Hello Everyone! I have been MIA for a while. So sorry about that. I have been really busy with the kids with all kinds of fall activities. Finally enjoying some cool weather. :) My hubby is going to build our first fire of the season tonight. Can't wait! That's my favorite thing about this kind of weather.
I thought I would share with yall my most recent project. I purchased an antique chiffarobe from a neighbor and did a complete redo. The chiffarobe had already been painted white and stencilled with flowers when I got it.
Structurely, it was in excellent condition already. Just needed a little redesign.
The drawers pull in and out easily.
I thought about stripping it down to its original finish. But, I decided to go with distressed green.
First step, I sanded it really good with coarse gritt sand paper. Then I went over it with fine sand paper. Next, I painted it with the first coat. I let it dry for a couple of days and then I sanded it with medium gritt paper. Then, again with fine gritt. I painted it with its second coat (Of course, cleaning it well in between sanding). I let it dry for another day.
Finally, I distressed it with medium gritt paper and then went over it with fine paper.
I did not distress the inside. Normal wear and tear would be less on the inside, anyway.
UP CLOSE DETAIL
It is available for purchase in my shop.
I absolutely love this one. I was really tempted to keep it for myself. I have no room for it and my husband would have a fit. I love antiques so much. I am always buying stuff and having him help me rearrange the house. I just bought a primitive cabinet and book shelf for myself. There is noway I could pull off keeping this one too. But, trust me........I tried. :)