Hello friends....I loving that you still keep coming back for more of my shenanigans.
I have another refurbish for you.
A couple of Wednesdays ago (25% off everything) I was in my favorite Salvation Macy's and spotted a nice pair of solid wood side tables .
Great construction and a pretty design of wicker inserts on the doors.
Nice...sturdy, but a little outdated.
White Fine Furniture Co. was a very well respected manufacturer of classic wood pieces.
So to start the makeover process, I gave the pieces a coat of Annie Sloan Versailles chalk paint.
I really love this soft green shade. It is a very versatile color.
I decided to leave the top alone. Remember...I'm embracing the imperfections!
I don't want these pieces to look brand new and by leaving the top untouched, all it's former life character is intact.
You can still see they have a history...I like that.
I am adding a soft wash of Old White over the Versailles to give a little depth.
Take about a teaspoon of Old White and mix with a little water in a small bowl.
We are going for a loose cream consistency.
We want a wash and not an opaque coverage.
Brush the wash on with a medium sized brush.
Work a small area at a time because you don't want the wash to dry before you get a chance to wipe it off.
Quickly wipe off the excess with a paper towel or rag.
This part goes pretty fast.
This photo shows the subtle difference between the washed table (left) and the unwashed (right).
I distressed both tables with a 220 fine grit sandpaper, concentrating on areas of normal wear.
As I sanded, some of the Versailles could be seen, which was a good thing.
I applied a coat of clear wax, let it dry and then buffed to a gorgeous soft sheen.
I have been asked about what I use to buff and I like using the secret agents old cotton t-shirts.
I mentioned a tip in the post title...well here it is.
I might not be the first to share this. I heard about it on Miss. Mustard Seed's blog
I clean my wax brush with cooking oil.
I put a few tablespoons in the top of a plastic coffee can.
Swoosh the brush all around to get the oil up in the bristles and let sit for a few minutes.
Then wash thoroughly in warm water and dish soap.
I then stand my brush up to let it dry and any water will flow down and out of the ferrule.
It comes out clean and soft.
I hope Ms. Annie approves of this method.
So here they are all dressed in sparkly glass knobs and looking pretty spiffy.
Jewelry does that to a gal
Jewelry does that to a gal
She is distressed, but not upset.
A little green, but not with envy.
And not afraid to show off her legs now with her little brass heels.
A pretty pair of twins indeed, in my shop and waiting for a new home!
Here is the Teapot part of the post.
Today I found this lovely English teapot at a local consignment shop.
She was a steal and was calling my name.
My teapot is quite heavy and has a beautiful wood handle.
Her interior is spotless.
Ok, Gretel...what can you tell me about this little princess.
Isn't she fabulous in her design and functionality.
I just love her.
And now the sky part of this post.
The other morning it looked like my clouds were dripping down on me.
The temperature was cool..the sunrise was colorful and I was in heaven.
So that's it for today...what are you up to?
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Until next time...be kind and stay creative.