I have been neglecting you.
I am sorry. Please don't be mad.
This is what I have been doing.
I have been pricing, packing, priming and painting in the extreme heat! Well maybe not too extreme but it is really warm.
I picked this cute little side table up at a garage sale this summer. I loved the legs and the ornate details on the sides. Sorry for the dark before picture.
This is after the first coat of navy milkpaint that i dry brushed on.
Second coat of dry brushing with a sage green color.
Third and final coat of an antique white.
A light sanding along the corners and edges and on the details to give them some definition.
Here is the second piece Jay and I did together. It is our friend, Doug's old rocking chair from when he could fit into it. We did a very light sanding prior to the first coat.
We did a few coats of a light blue and sage green.
After 3 coats of paint, we again did some sanding to show the different layers of colors and to make it look like it has been this color for a long time. This is Jay using our new favorite product from Johnson's - Minwax finishing paste wax. You wipe on a thin coat, wait 15 minutes and wipe off. It highlights the parts of the wood that peek through and puts a nice finish on the piece so it will protect the piece for a long time.
What do you think?
Here is my new favotite product to use.