DIY

Another Hall Tree!

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… 
Halltree = Before

Halltree - Before
And here it is after!
Halltree Painted White With Chalk Finish Paint And Distressed
Halltree Painted White With Chalk Finish Paint And Distressed

Halltree Painted White With Chalk Finish Paint And Distressed
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.