as fair as a day in may…

i think i am getting way way behind in my blogging.  it is not that i haven’t thought about it, i have.  but, i have been busy….like painting.  i have been slowly (and boy do i mean slowly) painting the rooms of my house white…heirloom lace…to be exact.  it has been a tedious project.  add to that the holidays that came and went…my visiting granddaughter (who came and went) and just life (that is here and NOT went, thank goodness).

one of the projects that has diverted my attention is a farm table that i sanded, stained, and waxed.  i also painted the legs black.  the top of the table, when sanded revealed a gorgeous bare wood with all the embellishments i love….knot holes, distressing and general blemishes.  the first round at staining came out great…only to result in the traumatic spill of a dark stain when trying to “tweak” the first round….actually, i felt like i wanted to throw it all out the window and chop it into firewood….but the fact that we have no fireplace put a halt to my impetuosity.  so the table was dragged outside again..sanded down to her beautiful nudity and re-stained.  the results were certainly worth it….

i used a stain of steel wool marinated in vinegar for 24 hours or a bit more.  it is gorgeous.  the resulting color is aged wood in shades of gray and brown…i do LOVE it…

here is a pic of the finished product….

the stained top

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2 thoughts on “as fair as a day in may…

  1. H!! I would like to know the process of the stain and everything else of the farm table. The color of the finished wood is just what i’m looking for my headboard, just perfect! Please it would help a lot. This is my e-mail: mariaholyday@hotmail.com

    Thanks! Your blog is really interesting!!!

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