Hi guys! We’re working on switching things around at the shop this week to better utilize our space so I’m sharing a cute little table I refinished recently.
When I got it, it looked like it had been stained a dark brown but the color had faded quite a bit. It had such great bones though and I knew it would be fabulous with a little TLC. To get things started, I painted the base in American Paint Company’s Sackcloth and the top with Crushed Tea.
I gave the base a quick coat of American Paint Company’s Topcoat to create a barrier for the tinted glaze I made up. This goes on quick and creates a barrier so you can easily manipulate your glaze. You can use the black or brown glaze as is or you can create your own custom color by mixing in a little bit of any of our paint colors into the clear glaze. To create the pale pink glaze, I mixed a little bit of APC’s Clear Glaze with a little bit of Cameo from APC’s Ellis Collection.
Shizzle Tip: The thicker the paint, the more I water it down. It helps it to level out better so you don’t end up with brush strokes and stretches your paint so you end up with more bang for your buck. It also helps the paint seep into all the deep crevices that may otherwise be hard to get paint into. ———————————————————————————————————————————————–
It only took a little bit of paint mixed with the clear glaze to create the color I was looking for. I did a simple wipe-on / wipe-off using a rag to highlight all the beautiful details.
See how the glaze settles into all the crevices?
I sealed the base with American Paint Company’s Clear Wax then mixed it up a bit using both Clear and Dark Waxes to create subtle variations on the top.
Crushed Tea sealed with Clear & Dark Waxes
… and there you have it 🙂
We just dropper her off to Not So Shabby at 2975 West Shore Drive in Holland, Michigan 49424 where she’s anxiously awaiting her owner.
Hope you all are having a fabulous week!!
A hui hou ~ Shelly
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