Not doing a resolution this year, but I do pledge to try and do better by this lonesome blog! It seems that more and more I find people interacting on Face book and Instagram than they do on the blogs. We are an instant gratification society anymore I am sad to say. While I still enjoy many long blog posts with lots of pictures, or descriptions on how a technique was achieved I fell into the fast track habit too. It takes time to edit photos that don't come off of my phone. It takes time to write a blog post too. Sometimes I'm not really feeling 'wordy' but I try to fill you in on what I am doing. But the comments and feedback are so few and far between that you begin to wonder if anyone is reading what you put on here anymore. Well, except for that person in Bulgaria or Finland that I see in the stats pages. I love imagining what they think of all this stuff. At any rate, I am not quite ready to give it up and I will try to do better at posting some content and photos, and maybe even some class listings. Do comment if you need more information. As always you can find me on FB, and Pinterest by following the buttons. You can always shop my paint store by clicking on the 'affiliate link' in the top right hand corner. I answer email and respond to comments generally. I am here for you Friends!
Let's get on with the show. Here is a recent finish that is for sale.
Once the top was dry I gently sanded it. Yes, even over those wrinkles. If it was a bit loose I sanded off the excess tissue to let the paint show through. The napkin also tends to take on the paint color since it is so transparent with only 1 layer. Shown are some of the products I used on the table. I forgot to bring the 1 Gel outside. I used the Dark Umber Spray Wax to give the top an antiqued look, I followed with a very light coat of clear wax to remove some of the areas that I thought took too much of the dark wax and looked muddy. After letting that cure for over 24 hours I put 2 coats of Aqua Clear our water based sealant that will provide a bit more protection to the top. The legs and base were sealed with clear and dark wax and buffed.
Have a great week!