This cutie was another OfferUp find and a good deal. Most of it was in decent shape except for the drawer and the top which suffered from a lot of chipping and water damage.
After a quick clean I painted the inside Americana Decor “Vintage” and the outside a custom mix of Craft Smart “Silver Gray” and Americana Decor “Everlasting”. Any number of colors would have looked great from a basic flat white to a bold, bright color, but I’m keeping this one so gray it is to match my living room.
I needed a little wood putty to fix a spot of missing veneer from the top. I left a good bit of the chipping finish because this adds texture and character, but I did sand lightly to make everything as smooth as possible. After painting I distressed lightly and gave it a coat of clear wax. Since I didn’t clean the table thoroughly after sanding, the dust mixed with the wax and left some “dirty” spots. It looks like a very faint antique wax effect and I like it though I did have to buff those spots to smooth the look out.