When last we met my furniture painting was
looking grim, but that story has a
First we sanded the top.
I wanted the top stained dark and the bottom
distressed shabby white.
I stained it using a can we had in the garage.
Minwax English Chestnut
The previous post on the beginning of
this project is HERE.
I improved on the chalk paint formula and
it was easier to apply.
2 T unsanded grout
2 T water
1 C flat latex paint
Combine the grout and water until smooth.
Stir in the paint. Mix more as needed.
The flat paint is Behr from Home Depot.
The color is Benjamin Moore's Cloud White.
A Mary Emmerling favorite.
I started distressing using a block with 150 sandpaper.
The chalk paint makes it very easy to distress.
A little here and there.
Hitting the edges and corners.
We applied several coats of natural
Minwax Paste Finishing Wax to the top.
Larry buffed between wax applications with
a buffer attachment on his cordless drill .
A light protective sheen. Very smooth.
Then we moved it into place.
It's in the dining room niche.
That's the original hardware.
I cleaned it with.....
I'll show that in another post. Click HERE.
I added two Waterford lamps I was using elsewhere.
A little silver for sparkle and a blue and yellow
vase that I thought brought out the colors
in the oil painting.
Here's the space before.
Here's the space after.
To make me even happier about my little $39
thrift store server, I found this picture
of a Ballard Design server for $1,249.
Saving me $1,200!
The Ballard piece is a reproduction of
a Louis XVI sideboard server. A knock-off.
That makes mine a.....knock-knock off!
Home Depot can do a color match on the blue paint
in the niche if you give them this number:
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