I love a good French Provincial, and this piece had some great lines! I busted out my brand new pot of chalk paint and applied one single, definitely not perfect, coat of old white. After that, I sanded all the hard edges. I didn't play by the rules because I was experimenting, and immediately applied dark wax once the paint was dry (directions say to apply clear first).
This is how he turned out!
I am in LOVE! After all the challenges this BEAST provided, I am very happy with the end result!