How happy are you that the week has come to an end? I’m not sure it really has for me as I’ll be busy all day getting ready for the Old Farmhouse Sale this weekend.
I’m not sure I’m as prepared as I want to be, but I know in the end it will fall into place. It is what it is!
I’m still debating on what furniture, if any, to take out of the store for the sale. I have one piece I just finished that may make an appearance, but it is making its debut today.
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This is Golden Oldie…
Unfortunately, I only have one “before” picture and it is after the doors were removed and the top was stripped.
Oh, and there was a mirror on top as well.
Surprise. Surprise. Ugh.
Since my “before” picture isn’t a true “before” I can only tell you that the finish was a deeper color and a little shinier. I wanted the piece to look as if it was painted 150 years ago and not have any shine to it so a few steps were taken.
First, the top was deconstructed to make it look primitive. The finish was stripped and the areas in which the veneer was bubbling were peeled back to expose the hardwood underneath. Normally I would either the entire surface of veneer, or use filler.
But not this time.
I then sanded it to make it smooth and sealed it with two coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil on it to condition it and bring out the richness.
Now the body.
Because I wanted it to look as if it was painted 150 years ago, I wanted the paint to appear to be faded, in addition to the flaking and cracking.
To do this, I painted the first coat with 2 parts Linen to 1 part Mustard Seed. I then painted the second coat in the reverse with 2 parts Mustard Seed to 1 part Linen.
This created a subtle color change and movement that mimicked fading.
I forced quite a bit of chipping and flaking, both to the first layer of paint …
…and down to the wood finish as well.
Note: If you do this, you must seal it afterwards with shellac or poly to stop further chipping – and then wax. Wax is always the last step if you choose to use it.
The knobs are diamond cut glass with a hint of brown in them.
I sealed the body with both MMS clear wax and antiquing wax.
We shall call her Goldie.
Have a wonderful weekend! I hope to see all of you locals out at the Farmhouse Sale!
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