after a thorough sanding I painted it in a couple of coats primer and two coats of emulsion (latex). Thought the blue would make a change.
Then it was lightly distressed by sanding by hand
The top was sanded back then given three coats of acrylic varnish and waxed. Then I gave the paintwork two coats of wax, I love the finish it gives, didn't realise you could wax over paint and get such a lovely finish!
I've been really inspired by all the great items I've seen in the blogs so hopefully I'll be able to paint many more in the future, can't wait for the next one!