I'm not sure how long we have had this chest of drawers, it was given to us years ago and I have no idea how old it was when we got it.
I should have taken a picture of the top and sides. It had a lot of scratches and dings in it (also on both sides). I know some people go nuts over painting wood. I have a few things that are wood that I won't paint (like my great grandmother's sewing machine cabinet or my grandparent's bed) but I had no problem painting this. I bought paint for it about 3 years ago but for some reason I just kept putting off getting it done. I finally painted it Sunday.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, then sanded it back to distress it before I put the wax on. (It looks more blue in the picture because it is against a blue wall) The hardware was tarnished (I actually thought they were black until I went to take them off!) I did try to clean them but when I spent an hour on the first one and it still wasn't clean I held it up to the paint and I didn't like it that color anyway so I wasn't about to clean 14 of those little buggers! Didn't want to buy new ones so I gave them a good shot of black spray paint!
We are supposed to have storms again this weekend. I hope not - much of the ground is still water logged from last week.
Hope you have a great weekend!