This piece has all the dressings of a beautiful shabby chic calling from its naturally aged characteristics and nuances to its soft tone and texture. It has the classic shabby features that make a shabby chic-er salivate at first glance like Pavlov's dog at the bell.
Someone had inflicted spray paint torture on it in an attempt to redo it, and then after a random quirt of it to the front, gave up. Lucky for it.
In comes Old Fashioned Milk Paint to the rescue. I mixed a custom color batch up and bathed away the blast of gritty white spray yuck. I sanded the top and gave it a white wash stain. I saw this shabby chic perfection in, of course, shabby chic tones-gentle, dreamy, airy and cheery.
Aaarghhh! There is the assault of spray paint (I had already sanded the top when I remember to photo the attack).
And here it is getting a pretty new dress and jewelry. I gave it two new antique coke glass knobs for the top drawer and painted the original pulls for the other two drawers. I also added white detailing with a brown dry brushing to emphasize some of the shabby features and bring it all together with the weathered wood top.
Got a napkin ready to catch that drool?