Here is my new little feral friend that has been keeping me company while I'm
out in the garage at night working. His mama brought him around a few months ago for grub. He used to have 3 other siblings. After a few weeks, this is all that's left. ;(
Here is the latest project. A Campaign side table....with a horrendous paint job.
I'm figuring maybe the three blind mice and Helen Keller were in on this.
Notice the paint over the brass
accents. I mean seriously??And the handles too. You're too lazy to take out two screws??
I used my best stripper...soy gel. Totally no-toxic and cleans up with water.
Look at how this just peels right up after 30 mins!! I usually hate stripping furniture, so I rarely buy pieces that are already painted. But this went fairly quickly.
So, here is the nice African Mahogany veneer after stripping. The drawers were easy but the
top took a little more work. I hit it with the 80, 150 and 220 grit sandpaper on the sander.
might have left it. But it was all veneer and nothing to leave Earth for.
Emerald Green???? I used this on another piece and it looked great. I left the legs and drawer fronts because I just think having some of that great wood as a contrast looks good. If the green doesn't work out, I can always paint over it with black or red or any other dark color.
I still have a few more coats. I'm using a BM semi-gloss. Very thin coats.
I've already painted the top 3 or 4 times.