Is it possible to love a piece of furniture? Some may say it's crazy, but I say absolutely! My initial instincts when Hubs found this card catalog was to paint it red. Then that naggy lady who resides my my brain said, "No, that's too crazy!" However, my heart said to throw caution to the wind and go for it. The heart wants what the heart wants, right? Thankfully, that's the route I went because I LOVE how it turned out. The ASCP in Emperor Red was the ticket I needed to turn this tired ol' brokedown piece o' junk into a fun, hip and beautiful conversation piece. After I painted the first coat I let it dry and when I went back out to my workspace. I would have sworn I had a brand new Craftsman toolbox sitting there! I love Craftsman tools, but that was not the look I was going for. A second coat of paint and the dark wax gave me a beautiful finish.
Something I learned on this project was not to leave used wax rags on your newly waxed finish. It will take the finish right off. I didn't know that and now I do. I suppose this is also good info if you want to remove a boo boo you made with the dark wax.
A lot of elbow grease went in to this project. If you are interested, click on Read More below and you can see some more photos and a little more description about how I took this from a bit of a beast to a beauty.