|Hangover, Warner Bros. 2009|
We have had many exciting things happen at Surfaces over the years but this has to be the biggest. Yes, Bruce and I are expecting a bundle of joy...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
You thought I was kidding when I said your mom wanted furniture for Mother's Day. Ha! So did I...until my own Mom saw the post and decided "OK, smarty pants, where is my gift?"
The next morning, I roll a coat of Wunda Size over the entire piece and let it set about 30 minutes. Then I roll another coat of Fine Line White Crackle thinned 20% with water to make it more sheer.
|BS never smelled so good!|
Since this is more a decorative piece, compared to Kitchen Cabinets, I used the Colorseal again as my final topcoat.
I thought it looked like petrified wood.
Unfortunately, I didn't take the cabinet placement into consideration and you don't see much of the sides once we had the entire piece in the room.
Oh, well. Mom is happy and so is Dad. She even wrote a song: "My daughter RJ is a faux painter, she finished my job and I don't have to pay her." See it runs in my family!
Friday, May 6, 2011
|This is what your Mother really wants for Mother's Day|
|"Gee Thanks...Now Where is My Dresser?"|
This is my old chest of drawers that is most likely a stained maple. It has seen better days but is structurally sound and has nice details.
|Side View of Chest|
|All the drawers and facing with bright silver foil.|
|Side with the bright silver foil|
When the pattern dried in about an hour, I applied an antiquing glaze over the whole piece. This was made with equal parts Black and Dark Brown Faux Color thinned with a glaze medium. If you can not purchase Faux Color, then a mix of 1/2 part Ebony Stain to 1 part Rich Brown Stain to 1 part American Walnut Stain will work. I brushed this and stippled with cheesecloth leaving the stipple heavier on the gold surround.
The Finished Piece! I just need to seal with a topcoat.
|For the top, I did one of my activated granite finishes-there are not just for counter tops!|
Piece Number Two: The Kashmiri Blue
|This was a sweet piece that I have had for several years. The stencils are from Royal Design Studio where you may find several stencils that fit furniture pieces well.|
We prepped this cabinet the same way as the first one. Ashley also applied the Wunda Size in the same manner. Over the size, we applied a foil that is in a light pumpkin color 100% to the piece-drawers and frame.
I rolled this custom stain color I call Kashmiri Blue made from Turquoise Concentrate and Pickling White Stain covering the foil 100%. As the blue dries, I use cheesecloth to pull through in areas revealing areas of the pumpkin foil underneath.
This is a tricky was to glaze but the stain mottles beautifully. I flicked the stain to create some heavier water marks.
The finished piece from the front. It is hard to photograph because the foils want to flash. In person, the overall effect is very soft and looks antiqued.
The finished Kashmiri chest from the side. Now I have only one thing left to do....
|"OK Mom, best 2 out of 3 and I get to keep both pieces and you get flowers"|