First I painted a door for the back drop of my hall tree. See it here: Antique Door Hall Tree Part 1. Now I’m showing you the seat part I’ve attached. It was an antique radio base that I found at an antiques estate sale.
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Since it has a flat back, there are few uses it could be upcycled for – it’s a perfect fit for a hall tree. I cleaned and sanded it, then white washed it with Snow White Old Fashioned Milk Paint.
Next I dry brushed it to match the door with my own coral mix of Salem Red, Marigold Yellow, and Snow White Old Fashioned Milk Paint and sealed it with Polyvine wax flat finish top coat. Look at those cool details!
The top was sanded down to bare wood and stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in gray and wiped back to leave just a hint of the gray.
It is protected with General Finishes Gel Top Coat Wipe On Urethane. Love that stuff…
Using Old Fashioned Milk Paint was an easy choice because I wanted to preserve the antique quality. It’s unique and turned out exactly the way I pictured it would – how often does that happen?
Now on to the finished project – an upcycled antique radio cabinet base and antique door combined to make a useful and very trendy entry way hall tree.
We attached the seat…
And the hall tree is complete!
If you have any questions about Old Fashioned Milk Paint or any of the steps in this upcycle, feel free to ask in the comments. What are you working on? Has this Spring/Summer weather inspired you! Keep on DIY’ing!
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