Monday, July 27, 2015

It only took me a couple of years...

When I found a vintage dry sink on Craigslist a few year back, I struggled with wanting to paint it.

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Not because I loved the groovy, dark stained pine. But because I've
(kind of) had a change of heart about painting vintage/antique furniture even if I really dislike the finish. I guess it's about preserving history. Yeah, I know. Who wants to preserve some of the 70's era furniture?? Like those gigantic, bulky, dark pine waterbeds where you could park a small vehicle on the headboard shelf right next to the center mirror? Okay. Maybe there are some who would. But personally, I've never been a waterbed fan. After about 5 minutes, I need a Dramamine.

Anyway, I decided to go for it!! I also decided to paint it red.
Gee, who would have thought??!! ((giggle))

I used Olde Century Colors in "Country Red."
Seemed appropriate.

I had an extremely old bottle of Valspar Vintage Antiquing Deep Toner. I have no idea where it came from. But I found it in our basement. I needed something to antique the dry sink with and when I opened it, it wasn't all crusty and dried up.
Works for me! Although the fumes almost rendered me unconscious, the color was perfect. If I wake up tomorrow with an arm growing out of my forehead, I'll know why.

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I finished it off with a light coat of wax.

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Man, I love the look of this antiquing toner! I must admit it is worth using the stuff and possibly growing another body part.
I'll take the risk.

Happy Monday.

:> )


bayrayschild said...

What a difference! I'm in favor of the painted version.
Great job!


Erin said...

Oh, that is darling! I wouldn't have given it a second glance in the old dark stain, but the red looks wonderful!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I LOVE THE RED! What a great improvement! Bet you are glad you painted it!

Lynn Barbadora said...

Beautiful......I love RED furniture!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Big difference. The red looks awesome!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, everyone!!! I definitely don't regret painting this piece of vintage furniture. I think I did it a favor. ;> )

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