What an exciting week in our household as we sent our second son, along with his dad off to San Francisco for the week. If you missed the news on my facebook page, our 15 year old won a scholarship ticket to Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference which 5,000 delegates attend each year. Tickets to this year’s event sold out in less than 2 minutes!! That’s crazy!
So needless to say he is over the moon excited to be one of 150 students all over the world who submitted an iphone app design and won the chance to attend this amazing techno event! So proud.
Meanwhile, while Marty is away spending quality father/son time, I thought I’d tackle a few more projects for his recording studio that I posted about recently (view post HERE).
Introducing this cute vintage table I picked up who knows where. I can’t remember.
Marty had grabbed it from my stash of “to do” stuff in my storage area (which is really part of his recording studio anyway, so I guess I’ll give him that). He needed a little table this size for another computer he needed to set up in the room and so there it sat in the corner of his room for some time.
This week, I brought it out for sanding back to get rid of that varnish (I think it was shellac) from the top. I also roughened up the sides and legs ready for some MMS Milk Paint. I wanted it to stick well.
I used a walnut stain varnish for the top of the desk and painted the bottom with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the colour, Typewriter. I didn’t use the bonding agent on this piece, but I knew that it would adhere well as I’d sanded back where I was going to paint.
I then sanded back to reveal some of the underneath wood. Sanding this colour always looks a bit scary at first almost chalkboard-like and streaky. But the wax works wonders.
Here’s a closer look at the top.
And here she is all dressed up ready to go out somewhere nice – hehehe.
Ahh, she almost looks too pretty to put back in the studio…
If you like this gorgeous antique canning labels, by the way, I am selling them on my Etsy store. They are reproductions of labels that came from my great-great-grandfather’s Canning Shed/Farm.
(You can read about that HERE).
See, the MMS Furniture Wax gives it a nice protective coat and smooth polished finish.
And that little green tray is painted in MMS Luckett’s Green. You can see my video tutorial on how much I painted with just two tablespoons of milk paint HERE.
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