Well, I hope that's the way you feel after you see my latest transformation of furniture.
I wanted to add a little color, not to brighten it up but to change the simple colors, I always choose green.
But the hubby gives me a big, fat VETO, before I even get in the car to get the paint. But I had an idea, I would "tone down" the green before he saw it.
Wish me luck!
Here is my $20 Craigslist purchase.
Yes, $20 for the set.
I primed right on top, now roughing it up for me.
Remember, I have to surprise the hubby.
With fingers crossed, of course.
Second coat of green paint.
I think the green is on the relaxed side, but still kinda bright for my placement in our living room.
I slathered on a very generous layer of dark walnut stain.
Mostly, because I like it.
And, because I don't want to do it twice.
After about 10 minutes, I normally wait the longest possible, because again I only wanted to stain it once, but I use a large amount so I did not wait this time.
I wiped it off slightly, and still did not think the green was aged. It looked more covered up to me.
So, I rubbed some more.
And then a little more.
That is the best thing about the stain, you make it the color or aged look you want.
So I stopped rubbing.