Our “Neighbours” Tim and Anne dropped off this antique painted and refinished oak washstand a couple of months ago to have it painted and refinished. They had me finish their Jacobean Dining Suite this past summer as well. Like the dining suite, it’s one of those pieces that are passed along from family member to family member. A tag on the back indicates it was made in Listowel, Ontario probably 70 or 80 years ago.
Anne wanted it to match the dining suite as it was going to be used as a liquor cabinet in the same renovated room as the dining suite. So, the top was stripped, sanded and two coats of Antique Walnut/Java Gel Stain was used along with a polyurethane top coat to finish the look.
The rest of the cabinet was painted in the same General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black and a coat of wax to finish the look. The hardware was removed, cleaned and a spray of Oil Rubbed Bronze Rustoleum Spray Paint was used to create a more uniform look. As the last step and because the wood on the inside of all the drawers and cabinet was never finished I added a coat of wax to the inside of the cabinet and some decorative contact paper to protect the drawer bottoms.
I know it’s been awhile but I do have some news coming soon!
Till Next Time!
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