and here is the finished product:
The idea was to get a faux-lacquer effect, so boyfriend had read up on the process, which involved a coat of primer, a couple of coats of flat paint, and the floor wax. It ended up being more of a semi-gloss finish, but I was too lazy to try harder for something that didn't work in my apartment any more. Back in high school I had drawn a super sweet monogram with a celtic knot border and fancyiness in art class, and I intended the monogram to be the same, as I had spent quite a bit of time on it. Unfortunately, it seems to have disappeared from my stash of random artwork, which makes me really sad. So I had to improvise and I think it came out pretty nice. Now hopefully someone with the initials LBM wants a new chair.