If you didn't see my sneak peak before, here is the little end table I found at GW the other day. I was thrilled to find just the right piece to try one of Miss Mustard Seed's classic finishes on. I've been dying to do a piece with a stained top and painted and glazed bottom. This one had such nice curves, I knew it was the perfect candidate.
I used my little Black and Decker sander for the flat parts and did the rest by hand. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily the finish came off.
I used Minwax Dark Walnut stain for the top. The bottom is done in a creamy white followed with a little distressing and the Dark Walnut again for the glaze. I was a little nervous about using the stain as a glaze so it took me a whole day to work up the courage to actually wipe it on. I am such a chicken about things like that sometimes, after all, what is the worst that will happen? I'm glad I went ahead because I do like the way it looks. For the top coat I used Minwax Paste wax.
Here she is all finished and ready for her close up. I love the staging part of the photo shoot, that is my kind of fun!
I think this finish is a great compromise for those who love wood but want to update a piece. You get the best of both worlds.
I will be putting her up for sale now that her face lift is done and hopefully she will find a new family to love her. I wonder if this is anywhere close to how a plastic surgeon feels after a successful procedure? Wish it were that easy with people, just sand a little, slap on some paint and varnish and you're good to go another 30 years!
I want to say a special thank you to Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for featuring my Holy Cow chair at her Fridays unfolded party. It was really exciting to see my chair chosen to be featured with some other great projects!
I am joining in on a few parties
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's My Romantic Home
Inspiration FridayAt the Picket Fence