for the color inspiration (I'm a copy cat) on this piece I just finished. I stripped the top - stained it with Minwax Provincial - painted 2 coats of Duck Egg ASCP - then I sanded to
distress and smooth out any brush strokes. I mixed Howard's Feed and Wax with the Provincial stain and brushed it on applying a lot - I wiped it some and let it dry overnight then gave it a good buff. You like?
Credit to the lady (wish I could remember her name) who's blog gave me the idea of mixing wax with stain. What a great time saver.
Commented on Feb 04, 2012
oh wow! it was my blog post you saw, so just wanted to say thank you! :) so glad it inspired
After the top was stripped it was sanded to a very smooth finish and stained in Provincial stain by Minwax. It was then poly'ed with a wipe on poly in satin finish. The base was painted
in "rapture blue" by Sherwin Williams, and then distressed by hand with 160 grit sandpaper. The body was then wiped with some Provincial stain on a rag to give it the antiqued look. This is by far the most popular piece of furniture I have completed due to the color, finish, and style!
Commented on Feb 01, 2012
just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments!