I did manage a before shot, but this was after my husband removed the decorative pieces from the bottom shelf. It was missing one or 2 anyway, so we planned to replace them with new ones. Please ignore the lovely garage! Ha! This baby was destined for MMS Tricycle Red milk paint! I'm still not sure what I think about it. It didn't perform as expected at all! I didn't use the bonding agent, but it didn't get chippy. Sad.
I did the usual sanding to distress and then applied antiquing wax followed by minwax clear furniture wax.
Here you can see the decorative pieces my DH put on.
I changed the pull. Hubby had to drill new holes and I filled the old ones. I toyed with the idea of trying to sell this Tricycle beauty, but my sweet daughter says I CAN'T! It does fit well in this room. Also having some issues with moisture going through the coasters and leaving marks on the top. I didn't think that should happen with the wax. I even put 3 coats of the clear on the top. Suggestions?
I also worked some more on my "new" dining room table. You won't get to see her for a while. But here is a sneak peek.
Let's just say it will have lots of character!