from this project. I of course forgot to take a picture! Hmm, these pictures may not do the top justice, but it's actually cream stripes on a walnut surface:
There we go, that shows up a little more. I love that dark walnut stain! It's always been one of my favorites. For the base I used Cozumel, another favorite of mine, and decided to try it with the DIY Chalk paint recipe, and in my gravity feed sprayer. I had a little trouble though, I didn't dissolve the plaster of paris enough apparently and got a few chunks here and there. They sanded off very easily, but then I had to recoat so I didn't have little white dots! If you try this, dissolve that plaster as best you can! Before I rattle on, check out the before: shotI used Citristrip on this one to remove as much of the finish as I could. Though I just found out about a Minwax Product called Furniture Refinisher, which apparently can remove a good amount of this junk. Next time! Have any of you used that before? Citristrip is great and all, but it was a little challenging this time, not sure why! That's the ins & outs of furniture refinishing, a product will work great on one piece, and not great another. Who knows!
I originally intended to try and go really clean with this piece, mainly to keep a little variety in my life, but as that one cricket in that one movie that shall remain nameless (copyrights, hello!) always said, "Always let the furniture be your guide" - yes, that's what he said, I'm sure of it. I had to follow these tables lead, and distress them. The paint was being finicky in certain areas, and the decision was made - they would look much nicer as a distressed piece. I think it matches their age really well though! These are solid wood tables, and heavy duty! I think they'd look great framing a couch for a pop of color in a fun loving home. These will be for sale soon, e-mail me if you're interested & want me to hold them for you. Have a fantastic day, keep in touch: Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest.