I spent the weekend at my MILs house - housesitting and keeping company with my husband's 97 year old grandmother while my MIL went away for the weekend to see her other son. While she was gone, I got to work refinishing some furniture to fit into the new room plan we've been working on. We found an adorable, perfectly sized chest on Craigslist for a great price and quickly dreamed up some designs for its new life. It started off looking somewhat like this.
Although ours was much less gilt and much more off-white-that-had-yellowed-over-time. Neve the mind since it had nice bones to work with.
So happy with the way it turned out! Now to put a finish on it to keep it from chipping. I don't want a high-gloss so I am not sure what time of urethane or mariner's finish to use. Any suggestions?