So I took it home for a quick cosmetic update which started with a (very) light sanding, followed by a dry brushing of Krylon's Classic Gray mixed with a little Ivory. The Classic Gray was a little darker than I wanted.
Next, I rubbed on a very light coat of Minwax wood stain in Dark Walnut
When that was completely dry (I waited 2 days), I rubbed on a coat of Briwax liming wax. This product adds a white wash over everything.
While all of that was happening, the brass hardware was sitting in a bowl of white vinegar. After drying it, I rubbed with some extra-fine steel wool.
And yesterday I brought it back to the shopping looking like this
This area is poorly lit for photographs - here are some closer images (please excuse the dangling cords!)
And do you remember this mid-century bench?
It found a home in Mandi Smith's bathroom.
Go Interior Design Musings to see her bathroom makeover! Thanks, Mandi!
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