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I circled it several times trying to decide what it was.
Trying to decide what someone had done to it.
Trying to decide what would take the ugly off.
The decision was made when the manager reached over to reduce the price and I said, "Sold!".
While I checked out, he and Leia, my wonderfully understanding niece, lugged this behemoth out to the truck and manhandled it in.
Leia remarked she still did not know what it was, but it was the ugliest thing I had ever bought.
The Big Ugly.
It took me five hours on Thursday to get the ugly off.
I stripped all the fabric and metallic adhesive paper and straw raffia off and found how the doors worked.
Learned it was mostly particle board with a wood top.
It had casters - a plus since it was so heavy.
I sanded it down and removed the doors.
The Big Ugly now appeared to have a tiny bit of style.
I liked the arched piece over the shelves.
Still could not figure out what it was.
Mixed some of my gloopy paint in Sweet Bluette.
BTW this is the last piece to be painted Sweet Bluette. I forgot and threw away the empty can before having the paint matched.
Yikes! I hate when that happens.
I could tell two coats would be enough to cover both the wood and the particle board without a smidge of lime green showing.
I was not putting the doors back - I liked the open sides.
Besides don't you hate rehanging cabinet doors?
My gloopy paint dries fast.
Time for the wax.
I dithered back and forth between clear and dark wax.
Took the middle - I keep a staining rag in a can of clear wax to give a hint of distressing.
See the difference.
And here is The Big Ugly with all the ugly stripped right off him.
He is rather handsome.
I still do not know what he is.
But he has storage.
He has shelves down both sides.
Perhaps he was a bar in someone's party room.
He did resemble a party hat.
I think he would be perfect on a screened porch.
I added more texture to the places the particle board showed through instead of sanding it smooth.
I took him right over to the store and stuffed him into the spot between my booths.
Stacked small gray benches on him.
He is a heavyweight.
He can take it.
The watering cans were quite happy to be in the photo with The Big Ugly (who I guess needs a new name!)
Now tell the truth.
Did you see any pretty in The Big Ugly?
Well, it did take me five hours of working on him to strip that ugly off.
He is now available at Riverfront Antique Mall.
Come get him while he is hot.
Or at least tell me what he is.
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