Coffee Table JAVA – Part 1 – Rusted Metal Finish for a Rustic Look

I bought the fellow shown on the photo below in a charity shop at Stockbridge, Edinburgh and wondered what style it actually presented. The black steel frame looked a bit rustic but the glass top reminded me of a piece of office furniture rather, a total mismatch of styles. My first thoughts were: get ridContinue reading “Coffee Table JAVA – Part 1 – Rusted Metal Finish for a Rustic Look”

Bench GATSBY – Part 4 – Distressed Finish and the Finale

The work that came next was not too exciting, just more masking. I taped the pink areas with low tuck masking tape. It is the yellow round box on the photo below, my favorite Frogtape Delicate Surface tape. I usually use this tape for most of my decoration jobs as it ensures very sharp edgesContinue reading “Bench GATSBY – Part 4 – Distressed Finish and the Finale”

Bench GATSBY – Part 3 – Water Based Clear Lacquer versus Oil Based Polyurethane Varnish

Hi, that was the day when I progressed to the decoration of my bench. I had purchased a set of furniture paints ‘GoodHome‘ from B&Q. I wasn’t quite convinced before I picked those but the fact which finally tipped the scales was the notes on the tins saying that the paints were made in Germany,Continue reading “Bench GATSBY – Part 3 – Water Based Clear Lacquer versus Oil Based Polyurethane Varnish”