I found this hall tree at a neighborhood estate sale. The couple that sold it had just moved from a 115 year old home and had tons of great, antique furniture which no longer fit the style of their new mid-century home. I mean, we’re talking waterfall dressers, vanities, HALL TREES! All of these items just had to come with me… I simply couldn’t pass them up (sorry hon, I know your car has been booted from the garage, but you’ll have it back soon… maybe??). I just love how this hall tree turned out. It was in near perfect condition, but slightly dated.This cutie just needed just a few things to get it to it’s (new) perfectly imperfect state.
First off, I gave it good clean with Simple Green. This gets all the dirt/grease/grime off and preps it for a little love from Annie Sloan’s Old White (a tried and true color). Two coats later, she got a light sanding with some 150 grit sand paper on all the parts you might expect to see some worn, aged patina (corners, around the hooks, the feet, etc.). The brass hooks received a little update with Rust-o-leum’s paint+printer in semi-gloss black. And lastly, I finished her up with Annie Sloan’s Soft Wax. This wax goes on like butta’, is so easy to use and lasts for multiple large furniture projects… love!
It’s gonna be hard to give this one up, but seriously, the hubs might boot me to the garage if I put a 2nd hall tree in our entry 😉 So, here she is, up for grabs for some lucky someone!