|Project by Phil Brown||posted 05-24-2007 07:46 AM||5611 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
I bought this hardwood rocker from the local junk dealer for $10 and faux finished it to give it an aged, well worn look, then put a price tag of $175 on it.
I didn’t skimp on details on this project. It took hours of hand work to get this look. The varnished maple was sanded to give the faux finish something to adhere to. I used oil base and solvent base products to cover the piece. I often ask folks for old paint from their basements and get some interesting products. You can use oil based paint with acrylic as long as you give them their proper drying time and sand the coats for adhesion.
A coat of yellow was applied, sanded, then white, sanded, and finally a minwax polyshades honey pine stain mixed with clear was added. The three layers were painstakingly hand scraped and steel wooled, then two thin layers of polyurethane topcoat was added and rubbed out with steel wool for a satin finish and years of protection.
-- Phil Brown, Ontario