As promised last night, I managed to take some photos this morning. I have been working on a few little pieces which all have a similar finish, one that I am quite fond of at the moment.
This first piece is a tea trolley that belongs to Jodi. She had been looking for one for a while, before finding this one. I was pleased when I saw it, knowing that it would come up really well with a french country style makeover!
Here it is after I started sanding it...
It had a few scratches in it that I sanded out. I just love the turned wooden handle on the end!
Here it is upside down mid-paintjob. With tables, chairs and tea trolleys etc I like to paint the underside first by flipping the item upside down, to make sure I don't miss any bits. This way, when you turn it right side up, you only have the top left to paint. If you painted the top first, then flipped it to do the rest, you'd risk damaging your freshly painted surface...not the best idea!
Here it is, all painted but nowhere near finished yet...
Close up of the distressing...still not finished!
And here it is, all finished, glazed, distressed again, then clear waxed.
The next thing I have to show off is another tea trolley, a rather plain oak one that I picked up a few months ago. The time came to paint it the other day as I was looking for
victims pieces to use as practice with my new spray gun.
I did this one with the same colour and finish as Jodi's tea trolley.
A close up of the finish...
Here is a little side table that I also gave the same treatment...
I was naughty and launched straight into this one without snapping a 'before' pic, but it was just a plain mahogany table, nothing wrong with it, just....plain.
I think I made it cuter!
This post is getting long now, so I'll stop writing and just add more photos :)
All the items shown here, aside from Jodi's tea tolley, are for sale...please email me
if you are interested in purchasing any items :)