Pretty ‘beat up’ and shiney varnish inside and out. Since the inside would have been impossible to sand (even by hand, I could not have gotten the inside corners!) I opted to PRIME this piece to prep for painting instead of sand. I used brush on KILZ primer.
It took two coats of white paint on TOP of the coat of primer to fully cover this piece. Good thing is was so small! After letting my paint sure overnight, I sanded it using my orbital sander to distress it.
I debated long and hard whether or not to add some kind of decorative wood embellishment or stenciled on design to one or both large areas on the sides. For now, I’ve left it plain. But I could still change my mind!
The inside was the most time consuming to paint. I would have ‘papered’ the inside instead of paint it, except for those added side slats (they are on the top of the inside too!) I may still add paper to JUST the bottom of it so there is a bit of a surprise when you open the door.