I made the mistake of going to the grocery today, on a Saturday afternoon...just before a "big" snow event. I know better. I did get the white tulips I had on my list....along with our emergency rations of bread and milk.
Using a few coats of Behr latex (Caribbean Mist) blue paint, followed by a light antiquing... the transformation was nearly complete.
Antiquing can be done any number of ways. I chose a light application of minwax stain, then wiped off to the desired antique patina. Another way to antique is to mix equal parts of a dark brown paint color of your choosing with painters glaze. Start small with a few tablespoons of each in a disposable plastic container (left over butter and sour cream tubs are great to use AND they come with a lid--bonus) Apply the paint/glaze mix, let dry for a few minutes and then rub off excess...very similar principle to using the stain. When the furniture is completely dry, sandpaper can be used to antique the edges, creating wear patterns or to just further distress the piece. Try to remember, it's only paint, and anything you do not like, can always be painted over...it's only paint.*Always follow the directions on whichever products you choose. Wear protective gear to safeguard your health. Taking the time to protect your work area too, helps to make cleanup a breeze.
Finally, the long awaited, ta-da photograph
Ta-DAA! This piece works perfectly in our guest bedroom. Tons of storage for all my cookbooks and baking magazines.
One more time for the tulips...