Thursday, May 3, 2012

Another Trestle Bench

I forgot to get a before photo of this one. I got it at GW and someone had already stripped part of it...and left layers of stripper on it. So that was fun...trying to sand off and wipe off stripper that was possibly years old *eye roll*

Anyway, I did my tried and sometimes true method of steel wool and vinegar, but since part of the old finish hadn't been totally removed, it left me with some orange spots that looked like some sort of wild animal.

So then I did a layer of pickled oak stain. And then I dry brushed a medium gray all over...in several coats.

And here she is during her photo shoot last night:

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Enjoy!!

~Allison

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14 comments:

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

Very nice. Your efforts totally paid off. The grey looks awesome on it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! that is a similar finish to my table! i love it!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Ir looks so smooth! I just want to run my hand over it. :) The color is perfect.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Really pretty Allison!

Meg said...

Love! I could totally use that in my master BR. ;)

kellisretrokitchenarts said...

I always look forward to your posts! This is no exception!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You'd never know it had such a "spotty" past -- looks beautiful!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Great makeover! Love the grey finish. All your hard work really paid off!

srpprcrftr said...

That's very soft and welcoming. You could use that trestle bench anywhere in your house or outside on a nice covered patio. The grey is very nice to look at.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Fabulous my friend, thanks for linking up!
XO
Kristin

Butterflies & Seashells said...

I love trestle tables. Great job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow ~ I love it, Allison! What a great shape the sides have. I love the color you went with. I'm in my grey mood lately. I'm doing two side tables in our guest bedroom with ASCP French Linen.

michelle said...

Wow- it came out beautiful and I love the finish you chose!

Blogger said...

I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers on my taskbar.