Old Server Turns Elegant

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Bought this server and knew it had so much potential...
I started by sanding the top. I knew I wanted to stain the top and paint the rest. The before picture shows the server after I sanded it.
I used Unicorn SPiT to achieve the blues, brown and greys in this top. The stencil is even stain! it's the White from the unicorn spit collection.
I stained the top using long strokes from side to side of the grey. Waited for it to dry... then did long strokes of diluted blue and white mixed over it.. then brown... then repeated the process till I started getting that multicolor streaky look that I wanted to achieve. I spray it down with some water as I was working to keep the SPiT "workable"
I used AS Duck Egg Blue and Oyster Shell Grey (got it at (Michael's) - applied the duck egg blue first, random strokes all over... some spots i covered more than others. The sides are pretty haphazardly applied though and I LOVE the outcome!
After I finished painting, I distressed some areas...
I added Wise Owl Glaze in Black Walnut over the ornate sections of the piece to give it some depth.
Painted the inside!
Re-used the hardware it came with. Cleaned it and then added layers of gilding wax - antique gold and patina to add to the "age" of it.
Replace the old "key" knob with a new one from AC Moore. It was white but I added the wax again so it would coordinate with the hardware on the drawer.
Added some beautiful coordinating removable wallpaper I got at AC Moore.
Sealed the body in wax and the top in multiple coats of wipe on poly in satin! the Inside was also sealed with wipe on poly. Finished Product. I call her DOLLY!
Suggested materials:
  • Chalk paint   (Annie Sloan and Michaels)
  • Hardware   (AC Moore)
  • Glaze   (Wise Owl)
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