Triangle Tabletop we've both been digging the wood grain showing through the paint look.
So, you want to make something similar? I show you how! Read on.......
Here's what you'll need:
- A sweet dresser, go for solid wood - at the very least, the top should be. or at least a wood veneer.
- Electric Sander and medium grit paper
- Paint - get Primer & paint in one if you can, and get flat (chalk paint baby!)
- Craft paints - acrylic, these are like .88 cents so stock up!
- Plaster of Paris
- Tubs to mix paint - use something you dislike, they are probably gone after this.
- Oil based stain - we used Jacobean
- Wax - we used Watco Satin Wax in Natural.
- Long Straight Edge
- Hexagon, or good geometry
- A good podcast or pandora station, heh..
Get your dresser outside and give it a thorough inspection. Repair any weirdness, then get ready to clean your life away.
Let's clean it, ok? I like to use a solution of warm water and vinegar. I do like, 2 cups.. but it really isn't a science. Vinegar also helps with any mysterious odors, in our case, 85 year old woman's home. Which is amazingly nostalgic...... but, not being an 85 year old woman myself, I think we can ditch it.
I like to wear a mask, because I just imagine all these tiny particles sticking to my lungs.... and that's just sick. Who knows what varnish they used way back when... so safety first - cover your nose n stuff.
this recipe, which for a quick reminder was 5 tablespoons plaster of Paris, smoothed into 2-3 tablespoons of water, then mixed with 2 cups of paint.
Now we can work on the top while the dresser dries all the way. Get your tape, straight edge, and hexagon. I used a mirror from the Disco ball sun tunnel project. I could have gotten all geometric and figured this out with math, but it was Sunday and that sounded horrible. So I just used an existing hexy as a guide and went with it.
Be sure to press your edges really hard!
triangle tabletop. Essentially, using our fingers to rub in paint into the grain, then a paper-towel or rag to wipe off the excess.
Actually, while this dried we took a moment to hot sauce our hardware. Ralph heard about this and we thought we'd give it a shot:
Grab your wax and a clean cloth, it's time!
Thanks for tuning in and reading my tutorial, it was a day's worth of work and worth every minute. Plus, we got to make it together, and that's quality time. Aaaw!
Have a fantastic weekend everyone, and if you're looking for more DIY projects, you can always browse my ever-growing Project Gallery, or click on these full tutorials below:
- Triangle Pattern Table Top
- Cyan Chalk Paint Nighstand
- Color Wash Furniture
- DIY Chalk Paint - save money!
- Striped Round Table
- Disco Ball Sun Tunnel