August 24, 2016
Good day, friends! We've spent a couple of days at Coloniel Williamsburg in Virginaa an that's their greeting. "Good day to you, madam." I went to Williamsburg when I was in elementary school in Virginia and I was thrilled to have the chance to show Zack all that I had seen. He loves Amerian history, so we were like two nerd in heaven with all the 17th century-ness. If you haven't been or heard of it, it's an entire town restores to its original condition around the early 1600's. They have real trade people in costume, teaching the techniques of their profession. It's amazing.
August 18, 2016
August 17, 2016
Hey, lovely friends. We just wrapped up our time on North Carolina and headed to Virginia today. I lived in VA when I was 7-12 years old and it's such a treat to be back for a few weeks. It is a fantastic place to live/visit. There are a ton of beaches, hiking, great schools and people and Washington DC is my favorite cities for museums. I thought I'd share a wuick little project that will have major curb appeal!
Labels: Weatherwood Stains
August 11, 2016
August 10, 2016
One of my favorite Weatherwood clients owns a little rehab boutique called Refind Design by Coco Claire by Jilian. She has done more projects than anyone I have heard of so far, which is awesome since she always does a lovely job.
This project was a large rectangular oak table, with pedestal base. Oak tables are extremely common, so if have one and uou're looking to get this look then follow along.
Jilian began by stripping the top of the piece with paint stripper, then scrapped the finish off. Next, she gave it s quick sand with a hand held orbital sander.
Next she used white chalky paint to paint the base of the table. Chalk style paint is a great, no prep paint option.
For the table's top, she stained the oak with Reclamation. This gives you a deep charcoal gray color.
She used White Maintenance Oil to seal the table top and simultaneously lighten the look of the stained wood. This achieved a weathered and imperfect look.
You should for sure follow Jilian's FB page to see all of her amazing work. She puts out a new project or two a week and they're all stunning like this one!