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Friday, December 23, 2011

Mahogany Make Over

This little jewel was purchased from a friend who bought it at an auction.  I’m rather thrifty, and don’t usually pay this much for furniture ($140)…but it was in excellent condition.  The only problem I had was deciding what color to paint it – even though it looked great as it was.
IMG_20111217_132321 This was the before pic – a very stately piece.
IMG_20111202_160826 And the after, with a coat of paris grey/old white mix, then clear wax and a teeny bit of dark wax to highlight.  I think I might add some old white to the detailing on the drawer and doors – it needs a little something.  I distressed the edges slightly with a sanding sponge.
I hope everyone is ready for the holidays.  Merry Christmas from Southern Junk Chic!! :)
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  1. I would definately say that you transformed this piece. Wow, what an improvement! I am having a really hard time with the dark wax with my chalk paint. I still have a lot of work to do to master it. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

  2. Love how she turned out! I've been dying to paint - several pieces waiting for me in the garage.

  3. It looks lovely! The before was nice, but it honestly looks so much better fresh and bright :) I'm working on a hutch at the moment and I'm worried about the paint getting on the glass. I taped it off but I'm worried it'll seep though. Any tips?

  4. The chalk paint has really transformed the piece.
    I love how it turned out!


  5. Hi Jennifer, Thanks for following my blog. I love the gray makeover. You chose a great color. I have been to Gaslamp but don't know wher the other shop is. Kathy, Petticoat Junktion


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