Same project day as my last post - sorta obsessed with a specially mixed turquoise.
One of my favorite tools is this wire brush/scraper with the offset handle.
This primitive crate had a monster oil stain with some wood damage.
Scraped and brushed until most had gone.
Washed with ammonia water and dish detergent with degreaser.
Look at the saw marks.
The other piece was a nesting box from a chicken coop.
Scraped and washed.
Now the paint.
First I mixed a turquoise craft paint with powdered blue tempera paint and water.
The left-over stain showed and the color was too bright.
Though I did love the way the saw marks were highlighted.
I went back to the mad painter's lab to throw in some black acrylic paint with more blue tempera and water.
See the difference?
Much older looking.
The bottoms of the nesting box came out to clean.
Went with the same dark turquoise for it.
No, I did not mix enough, but I knew how much to mix each time I ran out.
After waxing with Howard's Dark Oak Citrus Shield.
After a vigorous (or is it rigorous?) buffing.
I pick up old shoe shine brushes at estate sales for this job.
They both look quite ancient!
To be truthful, the crate is ancient.
Low luster on both pieces.
Gleaming in the late afternoon sun.
Both of these pieces will be available at The Gathering at Magnolia Ridge.
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