My favorite special orders go like this,
I need a display for jeans for the store.
Do anything you want, any color you want,
I trust you!
Scary thing to tell a girl who LOVES color!
This claw foot table came to mind, and I could just see it decked out in Tangerine Orange and stained
with an almost black stain - Jacobean minwax. And yes we were so excited we started painting before we took a before picture! Jake, my once in a while helper said, " Mom you need a picture." A true DIYer!
Here is the lovely base - so solid and perfect for what we were going to do!
He is meticulous - I told him I don't think we need to paint the underside of the table, but to finish nice, he said we did!
Look at this claw foot, so perfectly painted. - pretty pretty toes!
a little fluorescent.
Next we distressed it by using a piece of light grain sand paper wrapped around a sand block.
Then we brushed it off with a dry brush - good for the crevices
Then a cloth to remove the remaining dust
Some rags, one to wipe it on, a couple to wipe it off. I recommend cheap gloves or your hands will look like mine - black!
Distress the edges and don't worry about doing it to much or to little - it all works out!
I stain a small section at a time. Wipe it on generously, and wipe off quickly - it gets sticky fast.
The top is stained the and the bottom isn't - can you see the difference. .
When it is all done, you take a picture that makes it look miniature - whoops!
The fluorescent tangerine orange is now a rich beautiful color!
another picture of the awesome, beautiful base.
I love the claw foot!
The top, I am in Love - Thanks Laura for giving me your trust and letting me do something fun!