I am back to painting larger pieces - a cool spell - only in the middle 90's.
The table had great details.
So it became both distressed and yeller.
Here it is - plain brown with a plasticized coat over the top.
It is a nice piece of furniture - sturdy and well-built.
I gently cleaned it - leaving the years of wax build up on it.
Did NOT sand anything.
Used my last can of Rust-Oleum Strawflower.
Two medium coats.
Heavier in some areas.
This is what I was after - bubbling and peeling.
Long ago I would douse a piece with spray furniture polish before painting to get this finish.
However they changed the formulation of the polish and it no longer does this.
I heavily sanded the table and cleaned it again.
I was on a roll and did not take pics.
Next came a light coat of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White.
Can you spy the dark areas of exposed wood and some of the yellow?
Might be tempted to leave her like this.
But, no, you have to sand with a light grit sanding sponge carefully.
Finish by rubbing a rough cheap paper towel to achieve a satin finish.
A clear MinWax finish.
And there she is - distressed and yeller.
Already on display and for sale in Booth C-23 at Riverfront Antique Mall.
The table was painted just for displaying the Villeroy & Boch water pitcher.
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