Picked up this little beauty at the thrift store for $5 dollars.
Great deal, right???
Well, here is what it looked like before a little Minwax Polyshades & Chalk Paint…..
I used the two colors “Espresso” & “Antique Walnut” in the Minwax PolyShades.
I’d say about 3/4 of the Walnut to 1/4 of the Espresso for some depth.
- I lightly sanded the top just enough to take the shine off.
- I put several coats over the top, letting them dry in between.
- I lightly sanded, with a very fine grit sandpaper, in between the final coat.
It ended up a very lovely shade and with just the right amount of “age”.
This worked perfectly because I didn’t want it to look brand new. I wanted it to look aged.
I love the character of an old piece. And now this looks like one….in a good way!
For the base I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
I distressed the edges a bit and then put a coat of Minwax Polycrylic over it to seal the paint.
That’s it. Easy.
And like new. Better than new really!
Just a few simple products….and there you have it…..
What a difference a little paint and poly can make.
Have you used Minwax PolyShades or Chalk Paint yet?
Do you think this is something you would try?
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