Last fall I was driving down the road, minding my own business when I saw a garage sale. And out of the whole garage sale I saw this piece of furniture. It called to me, yes, it did. I turned around and went to the sale and they had $5 on it. It was MINE! I took it home and quickly realized it was going to be quite a project to get the nasty thick crackle paint off. It sat in the garage over the winter and it was just recently I decided to tackle finishing it.
I didn't get ALL of the crackle off (there are a few recessed corners that I wasn't diligent on finishing) but regardless, I think it turned out beautifully. I painted it a spring green, the same color as the playroom. I wanted to get antique replica glass knobs but at Menards I found these oil rubbed bronze ones with china in the middle and loved them. This has quickly become one of my favorite pieces. If... if... we ever have a daughter, this will be in her room.
I'm not sure where I'm going to put it. Right now I just tucked it in this corner in the kitchen. I love looking at it and can't bear to put it away in a room where I can't see it. So... maybe it'll find a new home in the living room?? Hmm.