So yesterday, I showed you the piece that earned me a spot in Week 3 of One Month to Win It. (Yay!! Can I just tell you how much better it feels to make it through a couple weeks than to be knocked out in week 1 a la Crafting with the Stars....but not bitter or anything... :) ANYway, here is the how to on creating an easy seamless strie pattern on a piece of furniture!
You don't need a lot of paint! If you get too much paint, you will not be able to drag the rag across the surface - you'll just create a big splotch of paint! After you have done a few layers, you can sand again lightly, wipe off the dust and repeat! As you can see in photo 5 below, I would start with the lighter grey color, and make quite a heavy line or 2 to start, then I would dip into the brown stain to blend it in.
You will have to play with different amounts of paint, and different strengths of applying the color to your surface - that is where the artist in you gets to play! Don't be afraid of messing up - just go for it! The worst that can happen is that you hate it and start from scratch again - no biggie!
1. Sanding finish 2. Dipping rag in paint 3. Paint and Stain 4. Applying Stain 5. Applying paint 6. Amount of paint needed 7. Strie Drying
It is a lot of work, and takes a lot of time,
but the result is a complex, interesting finish that classes up your free piece of furniture rescued from the curb!!
What have YOU been FREEk Designing lately?!