Tuesday, October 15, 2013

'Antique' painted table using stain over paint


If this table looks familiar, there's a good reason why.  She's been on the blog before looking quite a bit different.  I originally painted this 1960's vintage table from my local thrift store blue with a white drawer.  She came out nice, but honestly I was never thrilled with her. 

 

Well now...I'm in LOVE! 

I went at her with Fiesta Red (which I made into DIY chalk paint) and on the re-paint I skipped the two tone going for solid red.  I liked her well enough after I was finished with the red, but she just didn't seem totally authentic...this is a vintage piece and I wanted her to look it.   She needed some personality.  Some depth. 


Pre-stain treatement


I decided to try something that I had accidentally stumbled upon a few months ago while making a family wood sign: stain over paint.    

I first tested on the drawer to make sure I would like the finish.  Eekk so awesome!!! So I carried on and went for the whole table.



First, I lightly distressed in a few areas including the corner and edges of the legs.  Then I used a foam brush and brushed on dark miniwax stain all over the table.


As soon as I had brushed the entire thing with stain, I started back in the first area I had stained and started wiping off the stain with a clean rag.   I tried to rub in the same direction all the way across the top and shelf and always in a downward motion on the legs.  The stain leaves a dark shading behind, similar to wax.  What I like the best is how it sits in some of the grooves really highlight the details of of the piece.

TIP: I would suggest working in small areas at a time and letting the stain dry for about 5 minutes.  By the time I got to wiping off the last bit of stain it had been on the table for nearly 30 minutes and it was very sticky and was getting difficult to wipe off.  


I finished the piece with two coats of polyurethane. 

After all these different finishes, I am finally thrilled with how this piece came out...so much so that I am hesitant to even sell it.   
To me it looks like a Pottery Barn piece on a thrift store budget.  But since she's part of my ReSTOREd Challenge she must find a new home and I am willing to bet it won't take long for someone to snatch her.








Thanks for stopping by 2IY! If you like what you see, we'd love for you to pin it!


 photo 23de5266-91bc-4226-85c8-8c74cb4c20ee_zps1313e4f5.jpg


12 comments:

  1. This is my favorite method to give a painted piece an antique, time worn look!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What dark stain did you use? I am planning to repaint a desk- black top and red bottom, but I want it to be "aged". LOVE the way the color turned out!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, great blog layout! How long have you been blogging?
    Made blogging easy.
    The content as well as the overall look of the site is great!
    고스톱

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for sharing great information. Your website is very nice. The details on this blog are very impressive.
    안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete
  6. I’m excited to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read !! I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your site. 성인웹툰

    ReplyDelete
  7. Glad to chat your blog, I seem to be forward to more reliable articles and I think we all wish to thank so many good articles, blog to share with us.
    안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete