It started out like this:
For me, it was easy to see through those horrendous painted flowers and awful 1980s(?) yellow-y color to see the beautiful curves underneath. She is also solid wood, so it was a no-brainer that Grunt Labor would be loading it up in the truck for me.
I mixed up the same Benjamin Moore Trout Gray chalk paint recipe that I did for the table and covered the entire piece in it.
I really wanted this baby to pop, and I love the combination of white and gray for contrast, so I grabbed a sample pot of some white color I have (sorry I don't know the name!) and made some more chalk paint. I painted the grooves along the legs white and the handles the same color. When it was all done, I gave it 3 coats of Minwax Polycrylic Spray.
No sanding for rustic-ness, I wanted pure, clean, contrast.
Isn't she grand? Unfortunately, I can't keep this beauty. There is no room for it at my house. It is for sale on my Etsy shop. If anyone is in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, email me for more buying info!