Makeovers

Pent up creativity

So with my workshop shut down as a result of the pandemic, I’ve had some time on my hands.  Since I have a garage full of “treasure”, (some may call it hoarding, I call it a collection of potential) I decided to play around with some new techniques.

This little table was given to me by a friend who didn’t want it anymore.  I loved the dropleaf design and it was the perfect little size for my experiment. drop leaf table, stain art, Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, TCACC, upcycle, painted furniture

I stripped the top down by sanding away the existing design and stain.  I was pleased to see the beautiful and bold wood grain.  This would work well in my experiment.  I also cut off some additional detail on the legs and filled in the button screw covers so that the look was more streamlined.

drop leaf table, stain art, Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, TCACC, upcycle, painted furniture

I wanted to create a scene that would look complete regardless of the position of the leaves.  I settled on a seascape and set to work making stencils.  I laid them out it a visually pleasing design and applied navy blue stain to the lower portion of my design.  From there I applied a grey-white stain to create a sky and blended the colors together to form the skyline.  The wood grain created movement in the colors that you can’t achieve with paint.

The table base was painted in a light khaki-gray to blend with the colors but not compete with the design.

drop leaf table, stain art, Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, TCACC, upcycle, painted furnituredrop leaf table, stain art, Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, TCACC, upcycle, painted furniture

I love the way the technique worked, and now my mind is spinning with the possibilities!

 

Hold My Wine, I’ve Got This…

Amy

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