Firstly let me say that this isn’t a proper tutorial. There’s no step by step detailed instructions, I can’t remember exactly what paints I used, and the photos aren’t the best either. (I’m really selling this post, eh?) That said, I wanted to share one of the first commission pieces we got into the shop.
It was from a couple who turned into a very loyal customers and, have since put a lot of business our way.
Mrs M. called in one day with a rather sorry looking kidney shaped table…
As you can see, the top is badly scratched and stained. What you can’t see is that one leg was hanging off!
But there was some beautiful detailing…
So we set about gluing, clamping and making it stable.
Then we gave it a couple of coats of Craig & Rose in a rich cream shade.
After a generous covering of Annie Sloan’s Soft Clear Wax we rubbed it back on those beautiful legs.
Maybe you have a piece of furniture just begging to be loved back to life? Look at it in a different light and give it a go! I’d love to see what you come up with.
‘Till next time,