|Project by Sawdust2||posted 2244 days ago||1267 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I acquired a walnut credenza for free. Good news.
SWMBO does not like walnut. Bad news.
SWMBO has lots of artistic ability. Good news.
She wanted me to sand down the walnut top amd somehow stain or bleach it lighter.
I refused to do that with a Hunnert Dollar board. So I went to the local hardwood supplier and got some cherry, as that it what she told me she really wanted.
I had recently gone to a seminar by Peter Gedrys who told me all he knew about finishing wood and mixing colors. So I applied that knowledge, liiterally and actually, to the cherry.
Oh, yeah. I sanded down the body of the cabinet, sprayed it with black milk paint, then sprayed it with a mixture of two differnt greens that SWMBO, the artist, mixed together and then we rubbed off parts of the green until we got just the right patina.
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.