I paid $4.94 for this baby!
I can't find my before picture.
But trust me it was not very nice.
I have never stained anything in my life.
I didn nothing to the legs but clean them up..
I sanded for days....not knowing when to stop.
Then I opened the stain I bought at a garage sale.
I should have taken a picture of that. The top was all rusted.
It was Minwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut 2716...
Again had no clew what I was doing.
Just dipped the brush and started brushing it on.
Sooooo dark and I'm a white girl. I then put Minwax Paste Finishing wax on it.
But I liked it!!!
I'm trying to show you how dark it is.
I love the contrast of the light cream and sugar bowls my mother painted a long time ago.
She's gone now but she would be so proud that I use them everyday.
If she were still here I would have her locked in a room painting roses on everything.
I didn't realize how wonderful she painted.
I never told her..it makes me sad.
The imperfections make it perfect!!!
Yesterday I went to an Antique Mall in Tavares Florida that I heard sold Annie Sloan paint.
They are closing but are moving to Mt Dora and opening up another shop, High Falootin Mercantile.
I think this is going to be awesome.
The lady's~Denna, Lou and Ellen have been so nice.
I'm just figuring this all out.
It was a great mall.
I don't go to far from home. As you can tell.
Tavares Antique Mall gave me this great bag...
And look how the wrapped them up for me.
I had a very difficult time deciding what color to buy.
When he opened this I knew!
I love turquoise and this is perfect.
Had to have this.
I already have the dark wax so this was all I needed to get started.
Why I bought the dark was before I bought the paint??
My friend Denise of The Rusty Gate was in Tampa at Robyn Story Designs shop and asked what she pick up for me.
I knew I wanted to pick out the paint colors myself so I had her get just the wax.
It's like getting a new doll.
Just don't tell the hubby how much it cost..shhhhh
This is when I'm glad he doesn't read my blog..
Anyway..I'm painting a few of these old barn wood frames.
I had to stop painting last night because I didn't have enough light.
So I will finish today and show you later.
I'm off to our booth to do a big change.
I will try to remember to take pictures to show you that too.
Have a great day and if you are in Irene's path my prayers are with you. She stayed away from us.
But it's not over yet.
Enjoy your day my friends!!