We artist/crafters/junkers know we have no boring days, but I did, I swear!
So there is this Lazy Susan I had that the revolving bottom fell off some time
It's a round, butcher block design and that's about all I can say about it's "uniqueness". It was as boring as I felt that day! I cleaned it up and sanded any surface finish it had on it. I needed a naked, bland surface to work with, and frankly, it wasn't all that hard with this thing.
I pulled out some MinWax stain. I didn't want a dark or a light one, but one that looked like the aged darkness of an old French oak wine barrel.
when drinking during your projects,
please remember to NOT make your drinking cups identical
to the cup your using to mix a little water with your stain.
It's not good... trust me on this.
I applied the stain and some areas were purposely done a little heavier.
Next I took an image and printed it on some nice transfer paper.
After a little light sanding here and there to further distress the piece, I put on a couple of coats of varnish to protect it.
I now had a "Lazy Susan" that had been turned into a piece that look like it came from the top of an old French wine barrel. In fact, everyone in the house thought I had bought an old wine barrel lid!
I like those days when I'm bored!
- est, 2011 -