But suddenly my idea wasnt so crazy after all, and by the end of the day, our new sideboard had a new top!
I had spent about a week finishing the paint on it, including sanding and waxing. However, it looked like the kind of wax I had, wasnt ideal for this light color that I had picked for the milk paint. I have used this wax on lots of other furniture, but somehow, it turned out more "dirty" then I had hoped for. And I freaked when I realised that I had made it TO dirty! The color of the wax was a light-ish brown, and I think I should have used one that was a little more on the black side? I dont know. All in all I ended up being a lot more careful with the colored wax then usual, and focusing more on the sanding and distressing, which worked out great, in my opinion!
I decided to not do anything with the inside, because the shelfes are so lovely in their original material. You can really see that they are like a 100 years old! And I love that look!
I think the decision of putting in chicken wire was ingenious. I spent quite som time on Pinterest, trying to find some pictures that would back up my idea, because hubby was not so convinced. But, seeing that I have had success in my other makeovers and experiements, he gave up and let me have my way. Yaaay!... I think I achieved the rustic cottage style that I was going for.
When the chicken wire was all in place, I said: "What do you think, dear? You must admit it looks great?!" And then he said: "Please ask me after I`ve stopped bleading..."
What do you think?
After taking it all in, I realise I am in love with this piece, and it is a great feeling walking in to our dining room every morning, thinking: "wow! I did that!" Sorry peeps, I intend to brag about this for quite some time;)
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