More often than not in my furniture makeovers, I'm taking dark pieces and making them lighter. But I've been inspired lately by all the distressed black paint projects out there, and I'm loving the modern yet still vintage feel of it! Plus I'm keeping with my winter theme of using richer colours. When I stumbled upon this Behr mistint, I was so excited. I'd been searching for the perfect black. But when I got it home and started painting, I discovered it was the deepest, inky blue black colour. Even better!
I also broke all my own rules about furniture painting, because of the distressed styling. I sanded it down good past the finish to reveal the bare wood. Then I painted several coats of the blue black directly (no primer!). Then I distressed the piece with an 80 grit sandpaper sponge and waxed it all over using Minwax natural wax paste. Because I knew I was distressing, I didn't want primer showing through and the wax gives a nice sheen. It's not as protective as the poly but it will age gracefully with the weathered look.
I'm loving the results so much and J really had to talk me down from keeping this in our house!
If you live in the Winnipeg area and have the perfect place for the Inky Blue Weathered Side Table, you can purchase it here.
Did I mention how much I'm loving the Canon Rebel that my friend Leah lent me to try out? What a difference in my pics - without me even reading the manual yet! It will be hard to give it back without wanting to splurge on my own...sigh...
Hope you ave a most lovely day my friends!