Waterfall furniture is a term used to refer to molded plywood furniture that employs curved or rounded edges. The furniture often is made with unusual veneer and often has Bakelite handles.
I love the curves of waterfall furniture and hoped I could bring this little baby back to life with lots of good, old-fashioned TLC and elbow grease.
After a lot of sanding and filling in holes she was ready to paint. My homemade DIY chalk paint with baking soda had worked on my $2 wooden fold-up chairs, but I really wanted to try something different this time so I decided to use gesso.
DIY HOMEMADE CHALK PAINT RECIPE #2: 2/3 paint to 1/3 gesso.
It mixed well and was chalky like the baking soda in my first homemade chalk paint recipe. I loved how beautiful she looked in her new coat of paint and decided not to do any distressing, but did add 2 coats of clear wax to protect the new finish since I knew it was going to be heavily used and have things sitting on top.
I didn’t really care for the original chunky drawer knobs so I chose to use plain white ceramic drawer pulls instead to contrast the blue-green.
I just love curbside rescues! Since there is no real financial investment, you can afford to play around and experiment with new looks and techniques. I love how it turned out.
It is now in my bedroom. I added a vintage crocheted rectangular doily to help further protect the top and give it a more shabby chic feel. I also added some DIY vintage frames and a vase that I also repainted. And threw on a set of pearls for an extra shabby touch. What do you think?