DISTRESSING & CHANGING - shabby chic sidetables



   
Autumn is here on the west coast and the winds have
also arrived starting to change how everything looks.
All the leaves are wonderful colors and the winds are
taking them from the trees. A lot of different things are
changing around me including my mother. 
  






She has learned her life style needs to change. She had a small stroke Christmas eve last year and this fall was for her
to relax and recover from heart surgery. Everything was
going really well until ...  
On Halloween she was rushed in an ambulance to the
 hospital. After days of agonizing pain and great confusion it
 was discovered that post surgery medication had caused
 some serious issues. She had to be moved to another 
hospital, and put on kidney dialysis but today I'm happy to
 share with you her prognosis is good. While all this was 
happening I tried to focus on a project. 

  

I did two of these side tables with a heavy distressed accent
 on the front. They were painted in a soft AS white and the
 heavy distressing was only done on the front faces. I added
 little cabriolet legs and the hardware came directly from my
 ETSY shop:


 Here is what they looked like BEFORE and then AFTER 
 

 If you want to try this it's important to sand by hand to get a uniformed look and only sand in the direction of the grain. The distressing is done with a 120 grit paper only on the raised surfaces of the doors and the drawer. This heavy distressing is meant to only be an accent on these white cabinets. Alternatively you could paint these areas in a different color to suit your décor.


In person or 3D you get to see all of the white on the body of
 the cabinets, the sides, top, legs, and apron, so they actually
 look a little different than the 1 dimension view of these photos. 
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