Friends of ours bought a new house, and were left with some pretty fantastic furniture. You know I loved that! Here are the "before" shots.
The hutch was actually in pretty nice shape except for a little veneer that needed coming off on one side. But the beautiful wood grain gave me the idea to do a "wash" instead of a full coat of paint. I wanted to really see a lot of the beautiful wood showing through.
I mixed General Finishes Coastal Blue with Emerald Green, and while I was going for a dark teal, it came out more like a Hunter Green. Which was still so pretty, and really compliments the wood tones. I watered down the paint about 50/50, and brushed it on just like I was painting, but a thinner coat. Once dry I sanded heavily with 80 or 120 grit paper. It left it looking pretty scratchy, so everything got a coat of High Performance Poly in Flat finish. It gives it a really pretty shine, and seals everything up.
I decided to do one more (hopefully!) snow picture, because while completely impractical, a dining room set in the snow just looks romantic!
Anyway, the sunlight gives a truer color. The table and chairs were finished the same way.
The table top was refinished in General Finishes Dark Walnut gel stain, and sealed with two more coats of HP Poly in Flat finish. The table top is definitely not perfect, still showing some imperfections (a few dark spots and scratches are still visible), but a whole lot better than before!
I am loving this fabric, lots of colors that just tie everything together so nicely, but neutral enough that it will go with lots of things.
Well, what do you think of the "washed" look? Pin to share!
These pieces are available in the Etsy shop!