I got her at an auction and she looked like this
Then I bought bought some Annie Sloan 'Old White' Chalk paint and it didn't go on how I liked - it was a terrible texture.
So I waxed it with Colron Clean wax and it still didn't look better. So I got out a wire brush and scrubbed like mad - it took hours upon hours upon hours!! At least I learnt something - that my primer and wax are very good quality and almost impossible to shift! It definately would have been an easier job had I not have primed this piece.
I sanded down the top as it looked terrible done 'chippy' and then used a brush to staint the wood twice. Next I added this cute crackled knob which my sister bought for me :)
And finally, another coat of wax and it is done! I really love the texture on this piece, I don't think that the photos do it justice but there are loads of layers coming through.