Here is a picture of my jewelry armoire. I had already removed the doors when I remembered to take the picture. It is very dark mahogany, not at all something that would match my decor.
I had thought about replacing it, but it is still in good condition. At one time that was the color of furniture that I liked. Slowly I am redoing everything in lighter fresher colors. Chalk paint is perfect for making over all the things that have good bones but are just the wrong color.
I gave the entire piece one coat of an off white chalk paint. But the piece required two coats to cover the extremely dark color I started with in order to get good coverage.
|after one coat|
And here is the reveal all bright and fresh and white with just a little bit of distressing.
And to think I almost gave it away. Now it is like I have a brand new piece of furniture.
Here is the close up of the distressing. Not to much, just a little in the areas that would normally see wear. I can't tell you how tickled I am with the piece and how glad I am that I didn't give it away.