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”

Console EL CAPITAN – Part 2 – Using Glaze, in other words, Home Made Stained Lacquer

‘A glaze is a thin transparent or semi-transparent layer on a painting which modifies the appearance of the underlying paint layer.’ That is the definition of glaze. I used to use it a lot during my Uni years in painting class at the School of Art. We usually painted with oil colours. When there wasContinue reading “Console EL CAPITAN – Part 2 – Using Glaze, in other words, Home Made Stained Lacquer”