Ok, so I have been busy!
First I wanted to let you know that "Miss Farmhouse" the table and the round maple table have gone on consignment to my friend, Patti, and her wonderful store "Truly Tattered". If you are in the neighborhood of Old Town Tustin, check it out!! There are some great stores and Patti is a great hostess!
So, with my garage a little more empty, I was able to start work on the butcher block table/island.
It needed a lot of sanding on the butcher block and scrubbing. The rest of the island just needed to be washed and was ready to be painted.
I wanted it to look old and started with a layer of Old White (ASCP) and then a light touch here and there of Old Ochre, with the intent that that would show through a bit. But, as I was working on it, it just was looking a little too forced. So, there is layer after layer of Primer Red. I might mention here, that when it is hot out, it is probably a good idea not to paint, it dries too fast. However, I kept going.
When I had enough of the primer red I waxed. Clear first. Then dark wax. I found for this project that a nice thick painting on of Dark Wax worked best then wiping it down to suit my taste. I wanted a '70's butcher block island to look old...
I think it turned out pretty good....what do you think?? Let me know.