70’s blah BEFORE sanding
When this unique table was gifted to my parents it had a bit of the ‘70s uglies but it was a sturdy piece and was immediately put to use in their beach shack. Eleven years later, after a recent reno, the table was being retired until I jumped in to bring it some coastal chic.
Fully sanded and ready for its paintwash
Although the piece had heaps of surfaces, I was on holiday, and the view was spectacular. I waited until the neighbourhood was awake then sanded for hours over a few days. Once I got the varnish off, I finish-sanded it silky smooth using a 400-grit sandpaper.
Mixing brown paint wash using 50:50 mix of paint to water
TIP: Full strength chalk paint dries darker than wet chalk paint, but a chalk paint wash will lighten as it dries.
I was liking the colour as a great base to whitewash over. As I was painting the rellie-kiddos came up from the beach so I asked what they thought. Mr Six said “It looked better before,” while Miss Nine said “It doesn’t look any different.”
Well, I asked. LOL!
Well, I think it looks different AND better!
I let it alone for a few days before whitewashing it.
Applying whitewash over brown paint wash stain
TIP: If you add a paint wash over a paint wash too soon, you can reactivate the paint and end up mixing rather than layering colours.
After a few days of dry, warm weather I whitewashed using Jolie Gesso White and a Jolie small Signature natural bristle paint brush. Once finished I sealed it with three coats of Jolie Low-lustre varnish and it found its way into the newly renovated living room of the beach house.
All the best on YOUR next painting project.
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