About a month ago one of my relatives was over & she offered to give me a credenza that she had. I would like to think it's because she saw how badly that I needed storage space but I don't think that was the case. I think her real reason was because she was moving out of state & didn't know what to do with her lovely piece of furniture. It was the kind that was so popular in the 70's. It has genuine fake burl wood laminate & big clunky door knocker type pulls. I'm sure you guys are familiar with this style. Back when I was little I remember my neighbor had a lot of this heavy,chunky overly-ornate furniture. I thought it was so groovy & cool then.....something I could picture in the back ground of a Charlie's Angels episode.....I can see it now- Farrah leaning against it while she flashed her pearly whites & shook out her huge mane of hair. Ok, whatever- I was little & they were my idols! Back to the cabinet- here's the before picture. As you can see from the photo I was in such a hurry to paint over the beauty that I had already taken off the clunky hardware & just started painting the corner when I had to stop to take a picture. Luckily, I remembered...don't want to be a bad blogger!
Here it is afterwards. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. I then went over it with the clear wax & the dark wax. I finished it off with some new knobs from Target. Now I have the much needed store space & it doesn't look like it belongs in The Charles Townsend Detective Agency office anymore.