Originally I was going to have Philly rip out the middle and help me add an upholstered section to the inside, but since I didn't want him to go all Snarly Bilbo on me, I decided just to paint it instead.
I put on the first coat of ASCP Coco and let it dry. (Totally forgot to take pics.)
In the meantime, I thought I should scrape off the remains of the pumpkins that are still sitting on my front stoop from last fall. Then again, they may still have a few good months left. Thoughts?
After the second coat dried, I painted the inside with Old White and did an Old White wash over the Coco. (Again, I forgot to take pics...but at least I remembered to take the ones that have absolutely nothing to do with the real content of this post.)
While that dried, I shaved my winter-hobbit feet and painted my nails fuchsia in a subversive attempt to bring on spring (sans rain).
|my feet look green--they're really not|
|Kermit's feet really are green.|
Are those bunions forming? And little hammers on my poor little pinky toes?
What's Middle Earth coming to?
Just throw me into the fires of Mordor now.
Okay, since I wasn't boiled alive, I went ahead and coated the entire piece with Annie Sloan clear wax.
I can't believe I didn't take a picture prior to the wash. The Coco really WAS brown! After the wash it looks gray--completely different than what I was expecting. (No, I wasn't organized enough to set up sample pieces like I should have...I just flew by the seat of my chainmail.)
Before and After:
I wasn't expecting a gray headboard, but since I've decided I like gray now, I'm going to leave it like this. At least for now.
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