As bought, but with the top drawers out for painting
The first step is to paint the inside of the drawers, for which I use "Primer Red"
The shell of the book case is then painted grey
At this stage, I had decided to paint some of the front of the drawers in the same red as the interior
But then changed my mind and thought a white might look nice over the red
Which I decided it didn't
Even after a coat of clear wax
The frame was distressed with dark wax
And I finally decided to paint the front trim in white rather than the red / white as above
So this is the final version
Versus this, which is a shot from Annie Sloan's book: Quick and Easy Piant Transformations
The interior was painted grey
And some cloth trim was attached to the back and bottom of the interior. New, wooden shelves were put in, painted the same grey as the rest of the interior.
And finally the outside was painted Charcoal grey and lightly distressed after waxing
I'm very pleased with this piece indeed