The other day I told you about my painted secretary. Today, I'm just going to show you some of the steps I went through to get it to the version you saw in the original post.
That's a bad picture of how it looked for YEARS.
I first painted it black, using a homemade chalk paint with a pre-mixed black paint and calcium carbonate powder.
I then half-hazardly slapped on a little red paint.
Then I painted over that using a khaki color, thinking this was how I was going to leave it.
And yuck! It was NOT a good color at all! Too peachy. It's a good thing I didn't paint the downstairs bathroom with it like I had originally planned!
So I decided once again to paint it black. I didn't try for total coverage. I used alot more of the calcium carbonate this time around, too.
Below is a sorta accurate pic of how it looks in real life. :) I LOVE the mix of blue and blue and gray. Well, and touches of red and khaki and wood. ;)
You can see in these pics where I touched it up again - lightly this time since it was one top - with the red paint. I also distressed it with sandpaper - not my sander.
Playing with pic monkey in the picture below. It's fun!! :-D
I used the original handles and went over them with rub 'n buff and in case you forgot,
this is what Mickey looks like. I know, I know, it's just been two days. :)
I painted the inside also, but did it very lightly.
This is in my dining room and I store place mats and other table items in the drawers.
And the finished product. Soooo much better than it was before! :)