|Project by woodcut||posted 04-15-2014 03:47 AM||900 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Just a small (12×16x25) keepsake chest made from pine, a gift to a friend who likes rustic furniture.
I wanted it to look old & distressed so I used a crackle finish (flat blue over red) and strategic sanding, along with brown stain on the worn-thru areas of the paint. Inside is finished with garnet shellac.
Some of the Plaster of Paris that was added to the blue paint (to “flatten” it even more) wasn’t blended completely, and showed up as white spots on the surface after a light sanding, helps with the rustic look also.
I wanted to try “lovetails” (heart-shaped pins) on a project and thought this was a good opportunity for them…
Gives it some character and visual interest.
Thanks for looking!
-- Carl, Iowa