I thought you might remember a rather sad hallway table that Mark had painted but when I went back through the arhcives I hadn’t even blogged it. I think that it was so ugly I didn’t want to show the world! He had painted it a completely out of charactor pinky purple colour, I think it was the same shade ad the bedside unit I did tell you about.
Then he made a bad job worse by using dark wax over the top and drawer front so those parts looked a little like this other nasty piece he produced…
Once he had gotten that far even he decided that he had completely ruined the piece altogether and nobody in their right mind was ever going to buy it. I’m just grateful that he did stop there as it made my job of rescuing it a little easier!
Now, because I thought I’d already blogged it, I didn’t get a photo of it in it’s ugly purple dress – sorry!
But here she is with the rescue so far…
I gave her a solid covering in the same mid green that I used on my console table makeover with the intension of using another old map to top it off and cover the nastiness completely!
Then I painted the bits Mark had already waxed and, while the paint was still wet, wiped them with a clean dry cloth to get a distressed look.
I’m not 100% sure on the finish but I haven’t ruled out filling the details and covering with a map!
I waxed the whole thing with a white wax I have. I don’t usually use it because I’m not always keen on the results it gives, but in this instance, I quite like the highlighted details and that you can see the brush strokes.
At least now there’s a slim chance that someone might actually buy it! I really wish I’d taken a ‘before’ shot for you guys – it belonged in the hall of badly painted furniture!