My IG Builders Challenge 2016 Piece
First piece I have ever build by myself. I decided to go with a vintage travel theme. Drawers were decoupaged with old map look wrapping paper and then distressed a bit. Suitcase handles painted and distressed serve as the drawer pulls. I even rusted up the metal on them...including the tiny screws! For the top, I decided to beat up the wood with hammer, chains, etc. and then stain in dark walnut. On each corner of the top I placed metal brackets which I also soaked in a vinegar rust solution to age them and then attached using some decorative upholstery tacks. For the body, I decided to go with American Paint Company paint. It's thick and easy to create lots of texture. I layered two colors...Beach Glass as the base coat and Home Plate on top. In order to achieve an aged, parchment paper type look, I used dark wax. The dark wax sinks into all the yummy texture creating the look I wanted to get. Additionally, I stenciled the words: Explore Dream Discover across the bottom.
Minwax - Dark Walnut