To continue with the list of renovations, before & after, here is a small chest made of wood, with the so called Spanish style. I got it for free at a flea market in Waterloo close to Brussels. It was broken and the owner wanted to get rid of it. My husband began by fixing a missing and broken plank on the top. Then I had to do something for the blemishes.
I used some walnut stain to colour the blemishes and then applied two coats of varnish. The chest is now back in business and used to store the shoes in our entrance hall.
Well, in the meantime it has been used as well by our two puppies and their nice new teeth. The coffer needs a new renovation!