The afternoon I bought the gramophone cabinet at auction I also picked up a cute little side table stool thing. I am not sure which it is meant to be but if you had little kids I think it would be fantastic as a stool as it's nice and stable and a good height for standing on. If you don't have small kids it's great for a glass of wine of coffee while you are sitting in a chair! (actually if you have small kids perhaps you need the glass of wine!). It sold already and was being picked up on the weekend.
I filled in a few deep dings with wood putty, gave it a coat of primer then painted it in ASCP Country Grey with Pure White on the details. I then gave it a coat of clear wax and used dark wax on the details. I lightly distressed it but feel that I would have preferred the distressing if I hadn't primed it as I don't really like the white peaking through underneath the Country grey paint but it's a small thing and a personal preference. I only primed it as I was in the middle of priming another piece and initially thought I'd paint this Pure White.
To be honest I'm not smitten with ASCP Country Grey - it's not grey but a very countrified beige. I know it probably has its place but I doubt I would do a large piece in this colour. What do you think? Have you used it? If so can you link up the post in the comments below as I'd love to check it out. I think I would prefer it mixed with some Paris Grey to tone down the beige-ness of it.
Your opinions on this paint colour please!