pastor j and i took the boys to my aunt and uncle's lake house last week. our plan was to spend the week but that was cut short. really short. we had to leave on day two. more on that in a later post. before we left i was able to crank out a new look for their dinner table. i did this for two reason's. one, as a thank you to my aunt and uncle for their generosity. they make their lake home available to us on a regular basis and i have been wanting to do something for them as a thank you. when she told me she really liked the treatment i'd done on my own table i knew just what to do. and, two, i, apparently, cannot go a day without painting something!
their table is a bit different than ours, different grain and it had vertical and horizontal grooves. i changed up the treatment just a little for that reason and because it's at the lake. i wanted it to have more of a coastal feel, rather than a farmhouse feel, like mine.
my view while painting. foggy and beautiful!
i decided to do a white wash technique.
here's what i did. . .
1. lightly sanded everything. not a lot, just enough for the paint to grab hold. and i wanted to maintain the color for it to peak through on the table top.
3. dry brush technique on top. using 1/3 paint and 2/3 water, dip the brush and wipe most of it off then run the brush in the direction of the grain.
it really brightens up the room and fits the rest of the space beautifully!
this 'after' shot was taken as we were gathering our things to run out the door. kids were in the van, pastor j was grabbing last minute items and i stopped to take a quick shot. pastor j doesn't even say anything anymore. he just looks at me and shakes his head.
i'll tell ya why we had to make a dash for it next time!
i'm linking up with cottage instincts, between naps of the porch, domestically speaking, mustard seed creations, life in the fun lane, and funky junk interiors.