But apart from that, I'm quite pleased with how it's worked out.
Here's the before:
Very useful but very orange.
Here's the after:
I think it's finished. I wanted to add a bit of folk art inspired pattern on the front but keep it very neutral and subtle...
Luckily I have every painted furniture book known to man, so I was able to trace this design onto the chest. And luckily, folk art can be a bit rubbish! Then I clear waxed and dark waxed. I use Liberon Beeswax with turpentine (clear and antique pine on a pale piece like this)
|with clear wax (a bit too clean and new looking)|
|With dark wax, the difference is subtle but it adds more character|
Elizabeth & Co
White wednesdays at Timewashed
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Miss Mustard Seed