Now if that doesn't get some new readers I don't know what will. Probably the kind I don't want necessarily. Hmmmm..
Anyway, I finished the hope chest I was refurbishing for The Maven.
It was her Great Grandmother Rose's hope chest and Orlando Grandma passed in on to The Maven a few years ago. It had been suffering in a storage unit for several years and had many battle scars from a long life.
The Maven asked me to try the painting/distressing technique on it to bring out it's suppressed beauty.
It was a good chance for me to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and it was a good experience.
Sanded a bit first, mainly the top to get out some scratches and deep gouges. Didn't want to sand too much as the look and the character of the piece is a bit rustic in nature to begin with.
Painted with ASCP. Didn't even require more than one coat except on the top.
Sanded to bring out some of the carvings and to give the piece a nicely used look. Then applied wax and buffed for protection and a hint of gloss.
And voila! All parties are pleased with the end result.
It was actually one of the easiest painting, sanding, waxing projects I have ever done.
This has inspired me to try my hand at a few other pieces of furniture around here that could use a facelift. What shall I pick on next????
Thoughts and prayers to all who have endured and are threatened by the horrible weather across the mid-section and southern portion of the country.