Some of you may know I run a vintage ebay business – and I usually come across lots of unloved pieces of furniture so it made sense to learn a new skill last year and restore my finds into loveable pieces again.
|A close up on distressing while featured on my dressing table.|
This table is so unique, it could be used as a plant/lamp stand. And because I am selling in in my eBay store, I do not know what my future customer’s end of use will be – therefore, I made the decision to varnish it for their easy maintenance. If someone were to use it as a plant stand, then one should assume it’s likely to get water on and I want comfort in the knowledge that my paintwork will hold out for them. (Hence the varnish).
|A rustic brush stroke and dark wax effect|
So in total, I gave it:
- 2 coats of primer
- 1 coat of Wickes’ Harvest Moon Chalk Paint
- Clear waxed with Lord Sheraton’s Caretaker Balsam
- Dark waxed using Annie Sloan
- Sealed with Ronseal Supergel non-drip satin varnish & gently sanded with fine 220 grit sandpaper