I purchased this waterfall dressing table from one of my favorite pickers, Gail, of Blue's Junk & Primitives. She finds the best "rusty junk".
The handles are some type of metal that had a brass-type overlay. They also had a little surface rust to them. I gave them a good cleaning and they just weren't very pretty. So I decided to paint them in Paris Grey and give them a white-washed look with Old White. I finished them in Soft Wax and a very light coat of Dark Wax.
I gave it some light distressing to give it that well-loved and worn feel.
I used a stencil on each end just to give it a little extra "bling".
And here she is in all her lovely chalk paint glory!
She's come a long way from her old neglected self. I think she would be great as a table behind someone's sofa, a great little laptop desk, or as a dressing table in a little girl's room.
So what do you think of this piece? Would you have chosen these colors?
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