Guess what today is?
It’s Furniture Themed Thursday!
This month’s theme is Distressed, and all of my blogging buddies and I have some fun new projects to show you!
My brother picked-up this old china hutch for me from a yard sale a while back, and it had been living in my basement for two years now (something my hubby never let me forget). When we installed our new carpet a few weeks ago, and my brother and hubby had to carry this mammoth beast back up the stairs, he said it was now or never because he was not going to carry it back down again.
The first thing I did was clean this baby off. After being in the former owner’s garage for who knows how long, and in my basement for years, this sucker was filthy.
It took for.e.ver to get all the grime off of it, and I had to go in with wet Q-tips in all of the carving work … over and over.
Once it was clean, I removed all of the hardware (which I spray painted a pewter color).
I then distressed the entire piece with a medium grit sanding block and coated the whole piece in Plaster Paint’s Paste Wax.
When the piece was finished, I hated the gold scroll work that was on the inside of the glass. I wasn’t sure how to get it off without scratching the surface, though. I tried Goo Gone and lighter fluid with no luck. I decided to try a razor blade, and after a lot of time it finally did come off, until you looked at it in a certain light, and then you could still see a faint shadow of the scrollwork.
So after several more tries of the razor blade and some 0000 steel wool, I finally got it all!
I was really pleased with how it turned out, and if I had room for it in my home I probably would have kept it myself.
Fortunately, after recruiting my brother to help me move it one last time … it sold within days of me dropping it off in my booth!
Please take a few minutes and swing by to visit so many of my talented friends and their Distressed pieces!!
Parties I Link to:
Cedar Hill Ranch – Common Ground – Cupcakes and Crinoline – Debbiedoo’s – Design, Dining + Diapers – DIY by Design – DIY Showoff – Domestically Speaking – Elizabeth & Co. – Fluster Buster –French Country Cottage – Funky Junk Interiors – The Girl Creative: Project Inspire – Home Stories A2Z – Liz Marie Blog – Miss Mustard Seed – My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia – Redoux Interiors – Savvy Southern Style – The Shabby Nest – Smart School House – Tatertots & Jello – Uncommon Designs