I wish I had thought to take a BEFORE shot - but in my haste and excitement to start painting, I forgot. Sorry folks - I know I forget a lot. But, I can tell you it was a mid-tone brown stained oak. Mona asked for it to be painted in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey, with Old White details. And she said she wanted it really shabby. Like lots-of-distressing-and-dark-wax-shabby. So, here she is...all prettied up and making me start the Craig's List hunt for one for myself!
I love the old black and white family photos sitting proudly on this vintage piece of furniture!
The grey looks so pretty against the yellow wall!
Thank goodness for Frog Tape - I taped off all the edges and got such a great crisp line - no bleeding!
Ahh dark wax for an old, aged patina!
Enjoy your new sideboard Mona!