Before and After (Grain Sack!) November 3, 2012
Can you imagine all the oak furniture, just waiting to be painted?
They remember the glory days, when everyone wanted them so badly. They remember being the center of attention.
Do you have any of these pieces in your home? Do you hear them cry out, as you pass them by, unnoticed? Could a box of MMS be all you need?
I gave this little beauty, that had been spending lonely day and nights, in a dark and lonely garage, a new lease on life. We brought her to the Home for Unpainted Furniture, (aka The Treasured Home workshop), where miracles happen!
Here’s all it takes, if you want to help some oak in your life, find a new beginning…
1. Remove the hardware and wipe the piece down with a clean, damp rag and some diluted TSP, to remove all the grime.
2. Mix 1 part paint powder to 1 1/2 parts warm water, in a water tight container. Shake vigorously for 2 minutes.
3. Paint the piece, and let it dry at least 15 minutes before applying second coat.
4. Once the second coat has dried, you’ll probably see the paint self distressing. Using a fine or medium sand paper, lightly sand the piece and remove all the loose paint.
5. I don’t know if it’s required, but I waxed my last piece with furniture wax, before applying the antiquing wax, which is optional.
6. Wait an hour and buff.
It could hardly get any simpler! If you’ve witnessed similar transformations yourself, please send me a picture!