Welcome to a new fun paint project!
For anyone who loves wood grain
but wants to update your furniture with paint,
here is an idea -
Mix paint and stain to create a transparent
layer over wood.
The stripe paint technique on top
has the feel of rustic barn wood
using grays, browns, black, and white.
Hilarie's dining set had great lines to begin with
but needed some repair.
I did strip the table top down to it's natural wood.
That way there wouldn't be any blotches popping up
marking the area of repair.
After sanding and cleaning
I used a long straight edge to guide my brush
applying different combinations on the stripes.
When I used stain with paint,
I dipped one side in paint and one side in stain
and then brushed on.
I didn't use any paints on their own.
I added floetrol to them so they would extend
and appear more transparent.
This is how the top appeared
after the paint and stain application.
Kind of dull, blended and without a lot of separation.
Adding polyurethane really defined the colors and lines.
I like to fold a foam piece,
dip it in mineral spirits,
then in polyurethane,
and wipe on.
Use long straight pulls.
I applied 3 coats.
So that process took a few days.
I did a white sanded edge finish on the table drop and legs
and added gray to the table top edge.
This is the same gray I used on the chairs.
I did blend a bit of black with the gray for the chairs
so there would appear to be layers of color there too.
I also sanded all of the edges for a worn look on the chairs.
(makes life easier with two little boys in their house)
Hilarie has a lot of beautiful grays in her home
so this will be a nice addition.
So I'm really liking all of the neutral tones
plus the darker gray chairs
and then the pop of white that sets it off.
So glad to have you visit,