In my last post, I showed you how you can use the original texture of a piece to maintain it's character, but give it a cleaner finish. I did the same thing with this corner shelf.
Here is the pic from my previous post.
You can't tell from this photo, but the finish was grainy and imperfect. By just cleaning a piece like this, and not sanding it smooth before you paint, you can achieve a very nice timeworn finish.
I gave it a couple layers of white gesso.
I then brushed on a watered down grey acrylic paint. After it was dry, I sanded like crazy with a medium grade hand sander. This brought out the texture, and revealed various shades of grey.
Check back soon. I have another frenchy pair of tables I'm finishing. I also seem to have a theme going with my recent finds. Here are just a few.
See ya soon.
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