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Hellllloooooo from the land of the lost

I've been a slacker blogger lately but I've been crazy busy doing furniture.  I'm going to start trying to get caught up!  So check back tomorrow, and the next day, and the next!

Here's a favorite that I just finished today.  Isn't the color amazing? 

This is a really easy finish!  After doing some patching I recoated the whole thing in black.  Then I sprayed one light coat of gray.  Using 150 grit sandpaper, I hand sanded in the direction of the woodgrain.  And, last of all, I coated it with lacquer.  Pretty dang easy, huh?!

I think this would work really well using chalk paint.  The stuff I use is called lacquer undercoat, and it's more like a primer than paint.  I would experiment a little with your paint to make sure it sands away in a nice smooth finish. 

 I would have a hard time parting with this even if it wasn't a custom order!

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  1. oooh tutorial please! How did you get the wonderful color w the wood showing through?

  2. love that shade of blue! Did you use wax or glaze for the black accents or did you do an fab job of sanding back to the black?? nice work!

  3. what a big change! it looks awesome and i love the graining coming through!

  4. What a beautiful transformation - loving it!
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  5. I love it! I'm really feeling all things grey right now. I know it's not a 'summer' color, but it's so classic & sleek. I wouldn't want to part with that either! You can actually see the sheen on that baby as it reflects your front door! I haven't used lacquer on any of my pieces yet, but if it finishes like that; I'm all over it. Visiting from POWW & so glad I found your blog :)