Here's the before with Hubby sanding it on the deck.
Umpteen years ago, we bought the island from a furniture store that was going out of business, and although it was a great price, perfect in size and style, the light color didn't work well with the kitchen hutch.
I'd always planned to do something with it...paint, darker stain..something, but never could make up my mind what I wanted to do. You know, one of those things you just keep putting off.
After so many years, the top developed a "worn patina"; and the other day, Hubby couldn't stand it any longer, got out the sander, and the project was off and running. We didn't have any paint or stain that would work so, we headed off to Home Depot!
We wanted a paint and stain that would work with the floors, cabinets and the hutch. The color is more cream than it actually looks in the photo.
The paint color is Rust-Oleum Heirloom White, and the stain is Varathane stain plus poly, in "paprika".
Here's the kitchen/breakfast hutch I was trying to match. This photo is from a post in January. Click here in case you missed it.
After three coats of paint and one coat of clear sealer, it started raining, so we had to haul it back in the house. You wouldn't believe how heavy that little island is.
Anyway, I wanted to show you how it turned out, so I put a few cookbooks on it, and did a quick photo.
The only other thing I want to do, other than put a second coat of sealer on, is to put a towel bar on the right side.
And, although I'm thinking about doing a glaze on it, I'm going to take my time deciding about that. I'm terrible at doing faux painting techniques. :)
What do you think? Should I try a glaze, or leave it like it is?
Hugs, and y'all have a great week.
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