What a fright! This little diamond-in-the-rough had seen better days. The previous owners “wallowed” a hole in the back, I assume, for a clock cord, or something else??? Anyway, it was solid mahogany and the shape was adorable so I snatched it up for my “bling” project.
After repairing the hole in back, I lightly sanded the entire piece. The finish on the drawer was “crazed” (covered with fine cracks) so I left that alone. You’ll see why in a sec. Now for the crazy part. I actually used Rustoleum Spray Paint in a CHROME color to paint the nightstand. It creates an elegant look without the expense and labor intensive process of applying silver leafing.
I really like how the crazing looks with the chrome paint.
A coat of MinWax Paste was applied as a protective finish. Pretty sweet!