Here is the inside:
Seemingly in good shape, huh? Well, the first of it's problems was it had that orangey hue that makes me gag a little bit. The rest of it's problems were stuck all over the side in the form of hard mirror-y like thick stickers. Luckily for me, they peeled of easily. Whew. The night table (nightstand?, sidetable?, I never know what to call them) had the remnants of a little girl named Emily. How do I know that? Her name was carved in the top. Again, luckily, it was just a superficial carving and sanding away easily.
I found this duo at a yard sale. Not just a regular yard sale mind you. This was the yard sale of ALL yard sales. This was the day before Colorfest weekend in Thurmont, the day where THE.WHOLE.ENTIRE.TOWN has a yard sale. I'm not kidding. Really. Anyone from this area will be my witness. So, I hopped in the ole pick up and headed down to Thurmont. I think I only got through about 5 blocks before I ran out of time and space. I found these at my first stop, hence the running out of space quickly.
I used my "oops" paint from Lowes, that is a beautiful creamy white. I added a touch of the unsanded grout, however, because of the orange hue, I did prime this with a heavy duty primer. Then, it took just 2 coats of paint after the primer. I have to say, it sanded great. Certainly not like the ASCP, but I really wanted a very distressed look and that is what I got pretty easily. I topped both pieces with two coats of wax. Then, I painted the inside a great bright sagey green color to give it some POP! Sorry I don't know the color, it was also another "oops". I think I'm addicted to that small section of Lowes. Hopefully, they won't issue me a stay away order anytime soon for lurking around just waiting for the paint guy to make an error.
Here is the finished job:
And, the pretty night table:
I really just love those crystal/glass like knobs. I wish some of the other local (or not local) furniture painters/redoers/whateveryoucallit would give me a great hookup for where I can buy these cheaper and in bulk. (pretty please with sugar on top!)
Here is a close up of one of the real chippy spots:
And, the inside POP:
I really wish I was a better photographer. Sigh. I see so many of these blogs with these photos of furniture perfectly staged and nothing less than a brilliant shot. But, honestly, I don't have the time to learn something new. I'll just do my best, but never will win any awards. HA!