I have been in a fever of painting while we have low humidity and sun.
Remember the night stand I bought on the Low Country Crawl?
It turned out a winner!
Sad, dark brown thing - huddling in the corner of the thrift shop.
Being passed by.
Even the nice curvy details failed to attract any buyer.
I told the clerk I wanted it, and he showed me this feature.
It has a hidden compartment!
I said it would be a great place to hide your jewelry.
The clerk said it would be a great place to hide your gun.
Either way it was rather neat.
As you can tell from the pic above there is some gray gunk on the top which is probably the reason the night stand had been passed by.
I had to super sand the top.
The gray gunk was fragrant and at first I thought maybe an overturned candle was the culprit.
However it was not wax.
Someone suggested diffuser oil.
Well, it all came off.
Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Relic.
I do not get paid to say what I use.
A beautiful blue-gray you have seen me use countless times.
After one coat.
After a light sanding with a fine grit sanding sponge and a buffing with a cheap, rough paper towel.
That's all it needed for this shine.
Notice the before and after on the top.
Really there is NO wax or varnish on it.
Note: I used two coats of Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish for protection after buffing.
The original pull was broken so the knobs and a spare pull from Horror Monster, my beloved craft stash, were painted in Rust-Oleum black metallic.
Look at that secret grin.
You know he is hiding something.
He was front and center at my booth at Riverfront Antique Mall for a day before being put on lay-away.
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