When I found him it was obvious he'd had a hard life. His top was peeling and had some major finish issues and there were quite a few dings and scratches. But you can't hide style, and Gaston had it. I snapped him up and took him home with me. I'm afraid the garage accommodations were a bit low brow for him and he had to fraternize with some less distinguished guests, but he managed.
After a quick sanding up on top and a good clean, he was ready for painting. I made up colors similar to old ochre and Louis Blue in my homemade chalk paint and got started - no primer needed with chalk paint! I loved the wire on the side of Gaston but I have to say that painting all those little wires was sort of like herding cats.... with rabies.
I think what makes Gaston such a looker is the highlighting with the Old Ochre and the dark wax. I can just see him nestled in a Parisian flat, sipping champagne and cheating at cards. And then he gives me a beautiful diamond bracelet and we live happily ever after together. I mean, then I sold him to someone and he lives happily ever after at their home. I think I may need to lay off Turner Classic Movies for awhile.
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