Vintage End Table
2- Paint your item the desired color.
4-Measure the width of tape on the angle. In other words measure the tip of the diagonal to the bottom where the new color tip would start.
7-Start sanding corners edges and any place you desire a weathered look.
8- Apply MinWax Polyshade Blend. This will contain your stain and your lacquer finish in one step. Use a rag to apply liberally to all of the item. wiping away any excess for the desired finish.
1- Sand (If you don't have a hand sander, Harbor Freight carries them for under $20). Simply sand most of the pre-existing lacquer or "sheen" on them. Don't worry about grooves. This does not need to be perfect, it just needs to make the surface more adhesive.
2- Paint: Use a paint with primer in it. This will make it adhere better to your wood, cover up darker coloring of wood or previous paint and eliminates the primer step.
3- After paint completely dries apply antique glaze with a brush to cracks and grooves. Using a potato cloth (white thin dish drying clothes) to wipe away excess glaze leaving cracks and grooves saturated. After, if you desire a more antiqued shade wipe the flat surfaces evenly with the used, glazed potato cloth.
*Note if you desire a more worn look, sand edges, corners and random surfaces before applying glaze.
*For added character try removing glass or wood in cupboard doors and replacing it with chicken wire, hammered tin or any other desired material, by simply using a staple gun to fasten it to the inside of your cupboard!