It's looked a little sad in it's dreary brown paint, but it had really sweet lines. Just look at those curves! And it's a great little size and shape.
A good cleaning and a few coats of aqua/turquoise paint really brought it back to life and hopefully made it forget all about those chickens!
I did a light sanding, then on to my favorite part - glazing. I really like this Valspar Clear Mixing Glaze. The bottle makes it so easy to pour and you can mix it with pretty much any color paint you want. In this case, a little white.
The directions say 4-8 parts glaze to 1 part paint. I really don't measure exactly. I just mix it up in a plastic margarine tub. Wipe the glaze on with a sponge brush and rub off with a soft cloth. It's that easy. And it gives such a nice smooth finish. I wish you could feel how silky it feels!
And for a special touch, I lined the drawers with coordinating scrapbook paper - super quick and easy! Just measure your paper to fit the drawer and cut to size. Use a foam brush to spread a layer of Mod Podge (matte finish) over the bottom of the drawer. Place the paper in the drawer. Gently smooth out any air bubbles. I like to wait an few hours to allow it to cure, then spread another layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper for extra durability.
Much too pretty to be hanging out in a barn with chickens!
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