Yes, it was a pretty style, but it has had it's day!! My end table was finished with something that looked like a crinkled brown leather and then had a rose painted in the centre of each door in the same style as the boxes above. I bought it because it was a good price, on clearance as I recall, but never really liked it's finish, only it's lines
So it became the victim of this first badly failed makeover. I lived with this for at least four years, until last week when I decided I could NOT stand it for another moment!! Ugghhhh!!!
I had to scuff up the clear coat a little (I clear coat everything to protect it). I first painted the bottom apron and legs white and then did my usual layering of blues and blue greens on the body. I never really have a recipe, I just keep on layering until I'm happy. You can't tell in the photo but because of that crinkled leather look, the paint actually layered in an interesting way. After I gave it a light distressing, I transferred a vintage graphic from L'Hotel Victoire onto the centre of the two doors. Since there is a raised edge that borders the doors, I new it wouldn't come out really well, but I love that it looks old and distressed.
You can find the story of the chair shown above, along with it's graphic image here.
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