|Before and after of my Grans little side table|
Surprisingly I even have a photo of it in there. Like the rest of the house this room is a work in progress.
|Wall paint is Sherman Williams Open Air, I love it!|
I gave the piece a light sanding then I stained the whole thing with MinWax Jacobean stain. When it was dry - uh mostly - ok, it might have still been a bit sticky in a few spots! I'm not very patient. I dry brushed it with my own, really crazy mix of paints. I'll give you the top secret formula, are you ready?
|The dry brush technique gave a transparency to the paint letting the darkness of the stain and the imperfections of the wood show though.|
1/4 cup Kiltz white primer
2 Tbs Dutchboy Platinum (paint + primer) Flat - North Coast
3 tsp ASCP Louis Blue
1/2 tsp Valspar Ultra paint + primer (NEW LABEL!!!) Flat - Lincoln Cottage Black
I told you it was crazy! A much easier way to get this color would be to buy ASCP Duck Egg, but I didn't have any and don't have a retailer anywhere near me, so I used what I had on hand.
|I kept the original hardware, but let them soak in some stain to cover some yellow corroded areas.|
I used two coats of Fiddes & Son wax in Rugger Brown on the top. I love this wax over dark stain, it just makes it that much richer! It also makes it so soft, I can't help but touch it when I walk by.
|MinWax Jacobean stain and two coats of Fiddes & Son wax, look at that shine! You can see the typewriter and silver cup reflecting on the wood.|
I'll finish it in a soft wax, but I haven't done that yet. I like to wait a few days to be sure the piece doesn't have anything else to say to me. I haven't decided it I like the blue table against the blue wall yet. Maybe it will change a little more, we'll just have to wait and see.
Here's another look at the before and after photos: