Yesterday, while waiting to get football pics done with our boys, someone who follows my page said she hadn't seen me posting much lately. Now that school has started again I will be posting more, but sometimes "stuff" happens. Last week I finished 3 custom pieces, but because of circumstances I didn't get pictures taken. So, I have been painting, just not posting! :) This next few weeks I have some fun projects coming up though and this little Drexel side table is part of a small set I will be working on.
It's so classic in cream with a dark top and dark hardware. I never get tired of this combo.
It was a little rough. The finish was so worn and I was worried about bleed through because it's mahogany and I was doing white. I decided to sand it all down to the bare wood and start from scratch for the best finish possible and to minimize any problems.
After sanding it down I followed with three coats of shellac (just to be safe!) and then used a modified latex (which means it's latex but levels out like oil, so nice) from Sherwin Williams in Crème. I also did one coat of Java Gel from General Finishes for the top and then followed with 3 coats of poly.
I could just hear it saying, "Help me!" :)
I distressed lightly (it always scares me when it's mahogany or cherry and I'm doing white) and had no problems with bleeding around the edges. Phew!
I have a soft spot for this kind of hardware. I just gave it a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I love the modified latex (ProClassic). It levels out beautifully and minimizes the need for sanding (although I still do). It's silky smooth. Gorgeous!
She's come a long way!