Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Burned Tabletop That Was Rethunk Junked

I want to share with you a project that my neighbor just completed.  She has a beautiful dining room set but there was one problem, there was a large burned spot that happened by accident.  

If you look at the top left corner of the table, you can see it.

Here is a closeup. 

 It just made her sick because it is in a spot where it can't be hidden with a place mat and she didn't want to keep a tablecloth on it all the time. So what do you do without spending a lot of money to have it refinished.   You RETHUNK JUNK it!

Rethunk Junk is a paint that she found at a unique store in our area called Woodstock Market.  I am sure you all know about the popular technique that is being used of painting furniture with Annie Sloan chalk paint or Miss Mustard Seed milk paint.  (I remember back when I was a little girl, there was a version of this process that my Dad did on a desk for my room but it was just called "antiquing").  Rethunk Junk is a type of paint that is similar to chalk paint but it is made and sold locally in the Woodstock area and costs a little less. Click here and like her facebook page.   Why not try it!  Anything would look better than that big burned spot. 

This base color she used was CLOUD.

No sanding required. Just roll or brush it on.

This was after the first coat.  She put two coats on it.
Next she rubbed a mahogony stain over the base coat to get a color that matched the legs of the table.
The "cloud" was still too white around the bottom of the tabletop and clashed with the fabric on the chairs so she toned it down by mixing a darker beige that she already had with some glaze and brushed it along the bottom. 
The next step was to lightly sand in places to give it the aged look and then brush on a coat of polyurethane.

I love this detail!

No more burned spot!  This table is absolutely beautiful because it was RETHUNK JUNKED!

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