Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Vinegar Treated Table

I have no catchy titles today, so I'm just naming this post what I've been calling it when I send Shayne updates on it: The vinegar table. And I have no "before" picture either...so sorry!

Back in November of last year, I told you about how to age wood quickly using steel wool and vinegar. You can see that project and tutorial here. The mixture actually creates a type of stain that makes wood look really old and weathered.

After stripping the top of this table using Citrustrip, I put three coats of the steel wool and vinegar mix on, sanding in between with a fine sanding pad. That takes care of any inconsistencies that look like water marks after using the vinegar.

I then painted the bottom with white, distressed and glazed with Minwax Jacobean. I usually use dark walnut, but I am LOVING this as glaze!

After:

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As a side note, PLEASE make sure you have your email address in your blogger profile. I get some really great questions that I want to answer, but when I hit "reply", the message will be sent to "no-reply@blogger.com". I respond to any questions that are asked :)

Have a great weekend!

~Allison

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11 comments:

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Hey Allison....I've been wanting to try the glazing w/ stain. This looks great! I find an time I glaze a white piece it always comes off looking dirty. Notice I never paint in white...will have to give this a try.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

As I skimmed through my google reader, i saw this title and just knew it was you! You really know how to get that cool aged and weathered look! Awesome!

Karen said...

That table is just beautiful, I love it! I've just recently found your blog and I am so impressed by it.
Have to try that vinegar treatment.

kellisretrokitchenarts said...

Just beautiful!!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Oh I love the color the table is beautiful! Greaat job!

Misty McFadden said...

Oh my! I LOVE this, you are amazing! <3 from your newest follower, I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!
~Misty
413 Sparrow Lane

Jan said...

You've only been blogging six months - fantastic! You've got a great "voice." The table is beautiful. Visiting from Shabby Nest.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What an amazing job you've done on this table! I love it. Megan

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks awesome! i love the fun hardware- kind of funky! :) and love you and your wealth of knowledge!

Ira Morse said...

There are many ways to cure damaged furniture. If you are just resourceful, there are many household items that can be used, like vinegar.

However, I wrote an article about Six Secrets to Remove Ugly Water Rings on Your Wooden Furniture.

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