My dealer is only open on Wednesday through Sunday. I have to make what I have last. I worry that I will run out.
I am wondering what I can sell next to pay for my next fix. But if I have the money where will I find IT?
Ok that may not all be true but my husband is a little worried about what will be painted next.
|I painted them with the Annie Sloan graphite first. Lightly sanded them with a fine grit sanding block to distress them a touch. Applied the Annie Sloan dark wax.|
|After the wax is applied I go over with a coat of lacquer from Annie Sloan. This eliminates any tacky feeling from the wax.|
|Martha has her ball. She loves her ball.|
|I like distressing each piece just a little bit. Adds a little character. It also keeps me from freaking out when my kids uses them for something like, oh I don't know, standing on them with cleats to get glass out of the cabinet. The damage they inflict on them just adds a little more character.|
|I picked these two chairs up at the same time, they are form Elan College. I will use them at each end of the table.|
|They were sturdy and well made but I did not like the emblem that was engraved in the wood.|
|I applied a little wood filler with my fingers to really get it into the tiny grooves. I allowed it to dry for about an hour and then sanded with a fine grit sanding block.|
|After I sanded it down until it was smooth to the touch and could not feel any ridges, I applied a coat of the paint.|
|After it dried I sanded it lightly to distress the paint.|
|Added a coat of wax|
|And then added a coat of lacquer.*****UPDATE**** Do not do this...I was told by a stockist that this is possible....it is NOT. It will bubble and blister and make a BIG MESS!|
|Meet my new $10.00 chair! Man I love a good deal!|