So, first I removed the giant casters that made this piece about four and a half feet tall. It now stands 39" tall, which is the perfect bar height. I had to clean the thing thoroughly, as it was gross, and spidery *shudder*. I removed the little dividers on the bottom shelf and replaced one of the cross braces which had cracked. I added the top and trim, as well as the supports below. I also added the pine boards to the bottom shelf to give the piece a little more visual heft. The base is painted in Annie Sloan Cream, the top is a mixture of dark walnut and English chestnut stain, with high gloss poly on top. I wanted to honor the rustic feel and history of the piece, but still make it feel fresh and handsome. What do you think?
|Here it is with the matching dining table that is going to the same gal.|
|and here's the before and after on the other work bench I got from the guy. He was going to chuck both these pieces into the dumpster if I hadn't taken them. I'm glad I snagged them before he got the chance :)|
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