March 6, 2019

Poplar Driftwood Dresser Makeover & Pompeii Architecture


We spent four wet, rainy, blustery February days days in Pompeii! It was incredible- you felt like you were simply falling back into time. I wish I could've brought you all with me. I've split up the art and architecture into 2 posts, because I don't want to overload you and it's ALL incredible! If you watch series like HBO's Rome, this will all look sooo familiar to you! 




Pompeii is frozen in time at 79 AD when nearby Mt Vesuvius blew its top. A lot of the city was evacuated, but unfortunately, not everyone made it out. The plaster cast remains can be seen of women, children, men and even dogs. 


Greco-Roman life had most of today's luxuries! Like the theatre.



But thankfully we no longer need this area, it was barracks for the gladiators.  


The inhabitants used  gym and saunas. The ceiling of which was incredible ornate and practical with the decoration allowing water to flow down the walls instead of onto inhabitants. 


Homes were large and spacious, almost all had a central courtyard. Still today they have vineyards and gardens, as they did in antiquity.




One of our favorite clients, Chelsea from Apple Blossom Way, created this ombre masterpiece and I thought we would enjoy the inspiration. She is ALWAYS sharing free paint and stain tutorials, so you will want to follow her for sure!

Materials

  • Unstained furniture piece (can be new wood or stripped, this is poplar.)
  • Weatherwood Stains' Reclamation Stain (Discount Code @ End)
  • Sand paper and palm sander
  • Brush

  • Chalk Paint- you pick color!

Directions


1.] SAND: Begin with either new wood or strip previously finished tabletop. Start with a rough grit with a 120 grit.


2.] STAIN: Once the wood has been stripped or sanded back down to raw, you can stain it using Weatherwood Stain's Reclamation stain.  That will this pretty tan color you see below. This is pretty similar to Restoration Hardware's "Natural" color. You can check out the Weatherwood COLOR CHART for all our options!

WEATHERWOOD  COLOR CHART
Weatherwood COLOR CHART
3.] PROTECT: Allow for the Maintenance Oil to cure. Then seal the table wit Weatherwash Varnish, we used Dead Flat.

4.] PAINT: Paint the base with your favorite chalky style paint.





Make sure to pop over and meet Chelsea! And don't forget, all blog readers can save 10% on Weatherwood products with discount code: WELCOME10! xo

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