I snagged this hall tree off kijiji months ago… Oh man, I can remember what a pain it was. The guy and I were going back and forth on a price for at least 20 emails. Finally we settled, and I got him to deliver it to my house. When he arrived, it was pouring rain, the guy was a jerk, and the hall tree was in worse shape than he led me to believe. Luckily, the bones of the piece were great and I had a vision….
Here is the sad hall tree before…
And here it is after!
I did 2 coats of country grey (my favouirte neutral right now), distressed the edges and added bit of dark wax to highlight the edges. This piece had to be done in a contrasting, light colour. If I had done it in black, It would have looked like a dead, dark shadow. Painting it in a light, neutral colour allowed me to sand down the edges and have the black pop through. I saw one in Home Sense almost identical to this for $500 bucks. Crazy.
P.S. This piece is available for purchase.