This mini wood chest was first colored with black distress stain that was dry to the touch before bright red acrylic paint was applied.
However the red paint rewetted the black distress stain, mixed and melted, and became a gorgeous finish that mimics mahogany or, when observing from a few inches away, dark oiled leather.
Another cool thing that is fun to point out: The key is embedded in a hole I custom cut. So, the key is the drawer pull.
And believe it or not, cutting that perfectly-shaped and sized hole took less time than getting the embossed aluminum wings to stay attached.
As always, tell me what you think of this piece and thank you for dropping by for a visit!