https:///images/ https:///images/ https:///images/ Thanks! It is a work in progress! Here my test sample piece of wood. I started with a tea wash on it, to bring out the tannins of the wood since I wanted the table to be darker. let that dry then 2 coats of the vinegar/steel wool, drying inbetween then sanded lightly and topped it with 2 coats of Varathane clear satin finish. The handmade extension picture is at dried vinegar stage -here is the back side, opened and closed. I’m hoping to be completed next week.
Great post! I am excited that traditional decor is making a big comeback. I like to consider my style to be traditional with a trendy twist (and lots of flourishes!). I see so many rooms online that look like catalog shoots where everything is new. I have always liked to mix old, new, handmade, inexpensive, and pricier items for the collected look. I love to collect and hunt for items. I even recently found a bust similar to yours that I am just gaga for. She just got a prominent spot in the living room after taking down the holiday decor. Happy New Year to you and your family, Erin! :-)