There she sat. All alone at the back of the garage/workshop. Lonely, forlorn, a little rough around the edges. Who am I kidding? Filthy dirty and covered in cobwebs, signs of abuse by raindrops. She came home with me anyways.
And here she is today......transformed from neglected to the life of the party. This tea cart had definitely seen better days. But nothing some ASCP in Old White couldn't fix. Cleaned and polished with some dark wax for texture, she's feeling the love as a new bar cart in our dining room.
Although her lines are a little feminine, I think she will serve us better as a bar cart than a tea cart. Even if we really don't drink martinis, there's something cool and sophisticated feeling about displaying martini glasses. And brandy snifters and cocktail shakers.
I'm still playing with the effects of the dark wax....sometimes I like it (like here) and sometimes I don't (as in the major fail night chest I just painted Chateau Grey and Graphite - more to come on that later). But here it works because it picks up the details on the handle and trim of this little cart and tones down the creaminess and brightness of the Emperor Silk.