I've had this stand in my garage for nearly 2 years. After the holidays and the tree came down in my workshop (aka: living room), I figured it was high time I got to painting this beauty!Because I was working on Valentine items for our booth, red immediately came to mind. I fell a little in love with the red and cream sewing desk I painted this past fall and I've been wanting to use the same color combo on another piece. This antique stand seemed to fit the bill!
To prep the stand, I had to do a few things. I sanded it lightly on the sides, drawer font and legs to remove some chipping varnish. I removed the veneer, which was peeling badly, from the top. I added some poly to the parts that I wanted to leave with the original finish. It had a wonderful appearance and I didn't want to cover those areas up.
For the sides, the legs and some of the trim, I chose The Real Milk Paint Company's Cream. I don't use milk paint that often, but I love the chippy look on the sides of this stand and on the drawer trim!On the top, I used CeCe Caldwell Traverse City Cherry and also added a thin stripe around the front and sides with the cream milk paint.
The pictures unfortunately aren't that great because I really had no place in my house to photograph this piece. Not without showing my horribly-oranged carpet (which I sincerely apologize for). If you've visited before, you may know that I rent my house and there are some things I can't change. The carpet would be one of them! But, from these next photos, you can see the pretty curves under the stand. You can also see that I added some red on the legs there, toward the bottom.
The drawer got a coat of Traverse City Cherry. I used vertical and horizontal brush strokes for the drawer front to give it more texture and to also let the original wood show through.
And I love the original hardware on this piece!
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