Now, on to my makeover!
Do you remember this piece from a few weeks ago? A few people mentioned that looked great already. It does look beautiful in this photo but photo's can be deceiving.
The veneer had peeled off in more than one location and the beautiful scroll work on the glass was about as brittle as thin ice. It cracked when I touched it and had to be removed. I was really sad to do that because it added such interest to the piece. However, I never want to sell a piece that isn't sturdy and durable. The scroll work would have broken if it was sneezed on. So I peeled and painted, and painted and painted and it is finally done!
|The Wash - Before Wiping|
|You can see how the French Linen got into the grooves of the piece.|
|Normally, Chalk Paint leaves a very smooth surface but this was intended to be a bit rougher for the wash. It was also a difficult piece to sand in all areas.|
|I played with the textures that I learned at the Annie Sloan Paint Class.|
|I Love the hardware too!|
This was officially my last painted piece in our Ball Avenue house. I must now pack up my paints and wait to close on the Chauncey Street house. I will miss this house but look forward to the character of an old house and more room for my business. Please follow my blog if you are interested in hearing more about the upcoming renovations of my new home.