Sometimes I pick up a piece of furniture that just needs a little extra loving. Like this Kermit green table. Handmade, but well-made. Very sturdy. Very green.
Some of you may remember those antiquing kits from the 1970's. The kit came in a box with a colonial color paint (I was partial to the blue and mustard) and an antiquing glaze. It was fairly easy to do if you sanded the heck out of the furniture first.
This table was definitely a left-over from that period refinished in colonial green with a brown glaze.
However, I could discern a bit of white peeking through. Therefore, it qualified for a distressing.
First I washed it with some ammonia water. I found out that some of that "brown" glaze was actually just old grime.
Then using a 150 grit sandpaper on my hand sander. I sanded all over to let the white really shine.
I did not add a varnish, a wax, or a glaze to it when I was finished. I liked it just the way it turned out, and it was going to the booth anyway.
I am sure someone will buy it and turned it into something special - I just did not have the time.
But I did save it from being toss out of the thrift shop.
I am thinking of adding some purple and orange items to it for display. It would be cute for fall on a porch somewhere. I wish it well. It was once so green, now it is so distressed!
I know this is such a small project for this week, but I spent five hours in the dentist's chair yesterday getting a crown on my very, very back top molar. My face feels as if it was kicked by an ornery mule! Let's see - do I use ice or heat? I always get so confused.