After joining the Upcyclers Club run by Aileen Hogan of Shabby.ie I am trying to think outside the box
This is the most daring piece I have done but also one of the most enjoyable.
This table was pine and had a beautiful grain on the top however the rest of the table didn’t have it, so I choose driftwood grey to team up with the Java gel stain. Two combinations I haven’t used before.
Needless to say I love it.
I started by sanding back to as much of the raw wood as I could, I then cleaned. Standing back and looking at this table in its bare form I wondered where will I go with it.
I looked over and saw my masking tape and the result …… sunshine rays!!!
I wanted to keep some of the pine effect so this worked perfectly.
I applied the gel stain generously to the areas I wanted it, leaving some pine effect.
I then applied Java to the feet and proceeded to paint the rest of this table in driftwood grey. I sanded lightly between coats to give a glass like touch to the finish.
I finished the Gel stained areas in high performance top coat in satin and all remaining parts in flat high performance top coat.
I am very pleased with the way this table turned out.