Here is the charming little table that I showed you a few weeks ago. It began as a plain wooden piece, rescued by my daughter from someone's driveway at a yard sale.
I thought I would walk you through the process, so you'll see just how easy it is to unearth a diamond in the rough for yourself...Here's how:
1. Prime it. I like Kilz Brand- spray or brush on. (the spray can may clog sometimes, but for spindle style table legs And such it works well)To avoid drips when brush painting, apply a thin coat.
6. Antique with glaze or by sanding lightly with 150 grit sand paper,(this is what I do on dark pieces, especially black) depending on the look you want. To make the glaze, mix 1 part paint to 3 parts glaze. (Glaze: I use Behr Brand, sold at Home Depot. it looks white, but is actually clear until you add a paint color.) Add more layers of glaze as wanted.*edited to add: You can glaze light, with a white or cream paint, or dark, with a dark browwn, burnt sienna color. You can brush it on, which works best in creases, or use a rag. I like to wipe it off with a very slightly damp cloth, to even it up.