I've been busy painting lots of furniture
and am ready to share
my newest DIY.
Here's a sneak peek:
The finishing touches
are just the most fun...
especially because it is a long journey
But the adventure
has to start somewhere.
yikes. 1. a term used to express mild fear or surprise.
potential. 1. having or showing the capacity
to develop into something in the future.
Now that's exciting.
I love pieces like this that have such a nice painter's surface.
I know what she can become.
Let's get started:
First the peeling veneer has to be glued down
(I used liquid nails)
and then fill in with wood filler if there are uneven spots.
I used my pad sander on the entire piece
since it was rough.
I even sanded the insides of the drawers
I want to make her beautiful
inside and out.
When she finds a home
I want her to be completely looking good
and smelling good inside.
I always start by looking underneath
(painting the back too)
So the drawers got a good sanding,
a spray of primer, and a spray of gloss sealer.
NOW I would want to put my silverware in there!
Okay, now that the guts are good to go,
move on to primer.
Zinsser Oil Based here
because I had to have the stain blocker
Besides the semi-gloss white base,
I mixed several colors
to get the shades of grey and charcoal that I wanted.
I used clear glaze, black, white, and raw sienna
to get a mottled look
of multiple colors on the top.
I sealed the top with a polyacrylic.
For the grey on the front,
I added more white and a camel color
and did some dry brush.
Dip the brush in a lighter grey,
Off load on a paper towel,
and drag in a linear motion.
I taped off the section for my lettering
and used a small flat brush
to paint that in.
Then use a liner brush for any
I sanded the edges of all of the white
for a worn and warm effect.
Then brush on glaze and black paint
and wipe off leaving just enough
behind for a primitive edge.
You can see more about the black glaze
on white in my post on Pewter and White Dresser
I painted the handles black
and sprayed them with a gloss sealer.
Finally - the finishing touches!
Now she's ready for a home.
"A feast is made for Laughter."
This buffet will find a sweet retail spot
at Nest Feathers Design
in Syracuse, Nebraska.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
I'll have more DIY's coming soon, Deb
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