I need to warn Joy at A Vintage Green and others who are clever at refinishing things that this may prove to be a very difficult post for you to see!
All I know how to do is the distreesed look using white paint, sanding, dry brushing, sanding and staining. I can vary this one talent by using GREY paint and doing the exact same thing.
For my guest room bedside table, I wanted to do something a bit different - as with color!!
For that, I stopped by The Curiosty Shop the day Ruth Ann and I were out and picked up some blue green chalk paint and clear wax.
Our next stop I found what I was looking for!
A nice Broyhill table.
This is what I started with!
Saturday morning I girted my loins with strength and headed outside to transform this into something special! I sanded it all down so the paint would stick.
But the paint didn't stick!
I wiped it off .......
and tried white paint - my old trusted go to friend.
It didn't stick either!
SOOOO......I kiltzed the entire thing!
The chalk paint stuck a little better.
By the second coat it was looking good!
I painted the drawers a contrast color using grey linen.
I very may well should have stopped there!!!
But, NO!!!! I really like the highly distressed look!!!
Yeah, I sanded it and it was not looking so good anymore!
SOooooo....I brought in some grey to dry brush.
Hmmmm.......the DRAWERS look nice!
Back to the beginning!
I repainted it!
Once again, I should have stopped right there!
My final thought on Saturday night was, "It will look better in the morning!"
SOOOOO.....the first thing I did when I woke up at 9:00 with just ONE HOUR to get to church was to run outside and look at my table!
I did not have a drop of wine Saturday and yet it looks like a very tipsy hand was holding that paintbrush!!
SOOOOOOO.....to make a long story short - I made a stop at Lowe's after church to pick up some stain/sealer as I have used in past project with good results.
I did, indeed, buy the stain/sealer......but I also picked up some crackle finish to use on top of chalk paint and some dark antiquing wax.
Tonight as of 9:00 - THIS is what it looks like!
Well, in all honesty, I SAID I like the highly distressed look!!!
Louis Dean thinks it needs MORE of the antiquing wax.
I have never used bright colors in furniture except for a red bunk bed when Benjamin was young. I still wish I had kept that bed!!
I guess I will wait and see what this looks like tomorrow.
I may be able to live with it while I consider my options.
And I can always sand it down and start all over again which would make this $10 bargain a much more expensive piece of furniture!!!
My weapons of assault!!
I came in and cleaned the den and kitchen like I was obsessed!
When I am worried or concerned or even blue, my go to remedy is to CLEAN something!!!
Or redeem something! Not really sure THAT happened with the table but the kitchen is smelling very nice!!