Yes, I’ve softened him up a bit, but I like to think he found love :)
Do you remember what he looked like before?
I used a watered-down solution of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, brushed on, then wiped off with a rag. It took me way longer than expected due to all the detailing.
Then, when dry, I did some extra distressing with an ultra-fine sanding block. He was finished off with a coat of AS Clear Wax.
Contemporary satin nickel pulls were chosen to accent the modern block design on the doors and drawers.
The inside was left to its natural wood finish to coordinate with all the distressing.
I especially LOVE how the top of the buffet turned out. The grey tones really popped out between the wood undertones and white highlights.
Henry was a surprise. I knew I wanted to use a whitewash solution, but was very surprised when the detail popped out during the wipe-off and distressing process.
I have posted Henry for sale on Craigslist here. I hope he finds a welcoming home.
**Update: Henry is now SOLD!**
Lots of love,