Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Simple as ABC

Pottery Barn Knock off's seem to be everywhere on the net.  I saw several using the giant type writer key theme and had to try my hand at it.  So I search through my stock pile to find something I could use for my project and found an old table top laying in the corner and a pedestal base without a top and knew they were destined to become as one!  I attached the two together with some screws and some Gorilla Glue which I use as often as I can because the stuff just works, (just wish I wouldn't always have to get some on my hands).  Oh well still worth it!

After the table was ready to paint I base coated it with a flat black and then started on the top.  I mixed up a special color of off white with browns and gold tones and painted the inside section of the top.  I took a tomato soup can and drew out all the circles.  I still don't have that fancy cutting machine so I have to do everything the hard way but I still do it with a smile on my face painting just makes me happy! While the circles were still damp I took a glass and placed it on each circle to lift some paint and give it a slight accent.
After the circles were dry I stenciled thd letters, numbers, and scrollwork.  I painted a dark brown glaze over the whole piece followed by a polycoat.  I used water base MinWax it is great in closed conditions no fumes and dries fast.  I hope to paint a design like this again the look of vintage is one I never get tired of. 

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