Friday, July 26, 2013

Fishy, fishy in the tank....

Friends, Matt and Andrea, asked me to paint their fish tank stand to look like something that was dug up from the sea.  Originally, it looked like this:

New, pine wood

Even had sort of a photographic finish that had to be sanded off.

First coat was a driftwood mix

Next, I layered on some sea-foam blue and painted it on in both directions for more dimension.

It's best to do the insides of the doors so they match the piece

Note the deep layers of meridian blues and grays

Found some old handles, worthy of Davy Jones' locker

And, finally......

In its new home!  ARRRGH! Thanks for trusting me with your tank stand!

As ever,
La Verne

PS  Right now I'm working on Mission Impossible.  Transforming a rickety 50's step stool/chair into a dinner table chair for a 4 year old.  Can you spell M I R A C L E ?

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