My mom's husband [I'm 45, do I really call him my step dad??] had this little chest that needed some love, but I felt would be perfect in my sewing room for all my bibs and bobs, so it came home with me.
Thank you benevolent step-dad/moms husband! :D
Yeah, it had seen better days, but it sure was sturdy, and solid and useful!
Initially, I was planning a multi-colored, washed out/distressed theme of blues and greens over madetolooklikebarnwood grey, each drawer being a different color. But then as I sanded I realized that I had some mahogany stain from another table I did and this could be done lickety-split if I just stained it... and 'done' is something I have found so elusive lately that I had to go for its.
Here's the result:
There's a little more sheen to it than I planned, but I think if I sand it a bit more and apply another coat of stain, I can rub that 'shiney-ness' out and make it more of a patina then shine.
This is going to be GREAT for my sewing room!
It also has wheels on the bottom so I can roll it out to use, and then roll it back out of the way when I am done.
And [for the most part] it's done. Which around here is rare!