January 16, 2019

Rad Dark Gray Reclaimed Table & Greek Amphitheater, Toarmina Italy

Greek Amphitheater, yes please? Every other town in Sicily has an original Amphitheater from the 1000 years of Greek occupation. I had no idea the Greeks and Italian histories were so intertwined, which is crazy since I'm from an Italian immigrant family. 
We've gone to see Amphitheaters in several towns and cities now and I cannot get over the architecture these ancients created. Back in the day this would have housed everything from shows to animal gladiators.

This is one of the only Western facing Amphitheaters, as they typically faced east to avoid the setting sun in the afternoon. The views from this place were completely outstanding!

Here we are, studying Italian on the Babbel app. It's a process, we are still "beginners" and probably will be for a few more months! 

I can't wait to share our project this week! Reactive stains are awesome because you can totally change the wood tone! This reddish-pink doug fir has been completely transformed!



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 PINING stain That will this pretty dark gray color you see below. You can even layer it for darker shades!

5.] PROTECT: Allow for the Maintenance Oil to cure. Then seal the table wit Weatherwash Varnish, we used Dead Flat.

6.] PAINT: Paint the base with your favorite chalky style paint, like Pearl Coatings 1 Step Furniture Paint.

Arrividerci! I will see you tomorrow for the giveaway!

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