I have had this piece of
furniture sitting in my shed since we moved here 11 years ago! I have always liked it and found it at an estate sale about 25 years ago and it was old then, so it is really old now! It originally had a dark finish and it my navy blue loving years I painted it navy blue. It was in a sun room where I used to live and the sun had done some major damage to the paint. If you look close you can see how bubbled the paint is. Thus, that Is why I have not moved it into my house. I have had the vision of it a creamy white for a long time but not the ambition to strip the paint and start over.
This is why I really like this piece. It has the cutest cubby hole drawers with the old time labels on the drawers. I decided to just leave the drawers as they were and just strip the rest.
That was a good decision because the stripping process took awhile and there was a lot of paint on this thing. This piece was hand made by someone and the wood that was used looks like it came from different kinds of wood so I really didn't want to leave it natural because of the differences in the wood.
After stripping it, I primed it with a good primer.
Then added 2 coats of "glazed pear", that was the name of the paint but it doesn't really fit the color I think.
I moved it into my guestroom, where I already have a creamy white headboard.
Added some accessories to the top.
Made some new labels for the drawers and put in some of my scrap booking and craft supplies.
I love these little drawers!
I'm sure I will find more to fill it.
I also painted the little stand next to it, it used to be a dark green.
Loving the color.
Fits right in with my black and white guest bedroom.
Glad I finally got around to it!!