Not much has been done at 173 since last summer. Life has a way of getting crazy, and it has! Nonetheless, one small project got done this winter - the plant stand.
173 inherited this stand from Mosher - the granddaughter of the family from whom we bought the house, and a dear friend. I remember the first time I saw this stand when Mosher had a tiny little basement apartment. When she married and moved away (booooo), she gave me this stand, I'm thinking I must have commented on it at some point in that basement. If I remember correctly, when I took possession there were a few minor water marks on it, the rest of the damage was me.
Here you can see it in the corner - before the painting:
After all the work on the dining room last year, I really wanted to re-stain the stand, but I thought it might look best if it matched the new dining room table and the hutch. Anytime you choose to paint an antique it stings a bit, but..... Anyway, the decision was made.
As with the table and hutch, the color was Valspar's Polar Star.
After priming and painting, each of the furniture pieces looked bright white. While that's a decent enough look, it wasn't exactly what I wanted. That's how I decided to use Valspar's Antiquing Glaze. It really calmed the white down, and added architectural highlights on each piece. Here are the products I used:
In the end, it turned out just how I thought it would.
It's new habitat:
So, simple project - done in a couple days - one more dining room project done. Speaking of which, here's a pic of what we did with the top of the hutch: