I have been giving you little snippets of the latest project I have been working on. Actually I should say we have been working on. Mr. Savvy stepped in and did the sanding. I was going to, but since I have never used a palm sander before he did the sanding. Let's take a look at the process.
Let me give you some history of this piece. This was made for my son in law's mom when she was expecting him over thirty years ago. It was hand made by his God Father and given to her as a gift.
Over the years it has really been scratched up. My son in law said he use to play with his hot wheels on top of this when he was growing up.
This is how it looked after Mr. Savvy sanded it. I was just starting to prime it and remembered to take a picture.
This is after two coats of primer and two coats of a soft pink paint.
I also sanded lightly with a fine grit sandpaper between each coat of primer.
Paint I used was Sherwin Williams ProClassic semi gloss in a Laura Ashley paint color from Lowes called chalk pink. Just a very soft pink.
Then the fun part of glazing was next. I used Valspar Signature Colors translucent color glaze in Mocha.
I sanded some of the edges and across some places on the front before glazing.
After the glaze dried for twenty four hours I polished the entire chest with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax
in natural. It protects the finish and just look at that shine.
Bought these cute knobs at Hobby Lobby last week at half off.
This shows some of the detail of how the glaze stays in the cracks.
Here is the finished changing table for my future granddaughter due around October 27.
I am so glad my son in law's parents kept this all these years. It is such a well made piece and it is very special to him since his God Father made it for his mom to use with him thirty years ago. I was glad to refinish this for them. Right now it still sits here in our house, but I am sure they will come soon and pick it up. I will show it again in it's designated spot in the nursery soon. I sent pictures of this to my daughter yesterday so she could see how it turned out and she is thrilled with it. My daughter has registered for a pad for the top of this for her upcoming showers.