We are nearing the end of our March Break week off school/work and I have a couple of projects in progress to share that I have worked on this week.
Early in the week I visited The Painted Bench, an Oakville Ontario retailer of Annie Sloan and Miss Mustard Seed's paints. I already had ASCP in Old White and the Soft Wax, and this time I added ASCP in Provence and Miss Mustard Seed's antique wax.
For the first project I decided to paint a pair of end tables. Nice solid pieces with a drawer but with a tired finish. Our youngest son Josh (my 15 year old garage sale buddy) and I found these for free last summer. I didn't use primer this time, just two coats of ASCP in Old White. I had read that Old White needed an extra coat or two so next time I will probably prime first (to save the more expensive paint.)
These are the finished pieces, above and below, waiting a while to cure, with two coats of ASCP, AS Soft Wax and then some light antiquing with the MMS antiquing wax.
Not the best lighting to show the dark wax, but I did keep it light and mostly in the crevices and detail areas. I'm going to visit the hardware store to look for pulls, but I may end up just reusing the originals. The end tables are a nice size for our living room but I will try and sell them first.
Also, we are continuing work on the upper section of our basement stairwell and stairs. I painted the door and trim with my usual Benjamin Moore Snowfall White and really like how fresh it looks. Our 17 year old (in two weeks) returned from a week at a relative'sdairy farm and today sanded down the railing, spray painted the railing supports and stripped the carpet off the stairs. Now I need to buy hardwood for the landing and replacement stair treads (the builder used cheap pine planks.)
Kyle was getting his 'farm fix' since he had the week off, and another chance to visit with his first newly born Jersey calf. Kyle is the proud owner of the mother and this little girl was born the day of the photo.
I really enjoyed the freedom of having a week off work and spending some time relaxing, working on a few projects and lots of time with family. It was especially nice since this winter has seemed incredibly snowy and long. With the extra 15 cm of snow we received mid week it will be awhile before all our snow melts. I can hardly wait! Are you enjoying Spring weather where you are, or does winter still have a strong hold?
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