Sorry for the poor photo quality. Although I have a great camera, I have neglected to learn how to use it!
I gave her a little TLC with some wood putty. I maybe should have sanded first and then filled in the divots but I did it this way and what didn't work out perfectly just added to her charm.
I let the putty dry and gave her a good sanding. Whatever paint, coating...lord only knows what it was sanding down to the wood. That was a nice surprise. It made for more sanding but also a nice smooth surface.
After sanding, I wiped away the dust and used Krylon spray primer and gave her two coats of primer. I painted her Ace Hardware's Ventura Highway and topped her off with Sherwin William's Divine White. I distressed her drawers, used Distress Ink (in the stamping section of Hobby Lobby) on the edges, gave her two coats of Krylon spray sealer and added bronze pull knobs.
Introducing....California Olive (that's her name).
(eek...the pic is a little crooked, compliments of the person who doesn't know how to run her camera)
She has made herself right at home and I love her!
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