I have been busy shopping for all the nieces and nephews as well as Mr Chuckles, and I have perhaps even squeezed in a new gift or two for myself. Its strange, I'm usually pretty conservative with my spending, but come Christmas time I turn into a shopaholic.
If you read my last post then you know I was teetering about not buying my cranky 7-year old niece a gift after she balled me out for asking her what she wanted. But in the end, I caved and bought her something. I'm going to pack it in a box of coal though and wrap it in a dirty diaper.
So I actually finished the pieces in this post a little while ago, but I haven't yet posted about them. They are some more two-tone MCM pieces (which I tend to a do a lot) so I suppose I wasn't in a hurry to post them.
They were a great find and were pretty straight forward to transform. I sanded back the bodies, vacuumed and wiped clean. I then primed with gripper and I also had to use Zinsser BIN on a few places where I sanded back to the wood and was getting bleed through. I followed up with several coats of Cabinet coat paint. The wood facings and legs are original, but I cleaned them up and used gel stain to dab some of the imperfections. Works a treat.