First of all - awesome! Thanks for choosing me as a featured project! Yippee!!!
Thank you everyone for the comments! You make this girl smile!
kjlutz - you know I would! And hey - I would just visit my niece while I'm there
Augustbell - I probably don't do it properly, lol, but what I do is sand it, prime it, paint it, and then once that is done, I sand it again in places where I think the most wear would occur. And then I use glaze (aka black craft paint because it's cheap and I wanted to see how little I could spend to do this!) and smear and paint it on and then rub it in with a cloth. Next, which I haven't done yet is to get the chalk paint wax and then it is finito! Still waiting, of course. I've been so busy with a new job, so it is sitting in my dining room with so very little left to be done that it is making me crazy!! ha ha
Again - thank you all! It's an honour to be chosen as a featured project!