Today I want to do a big shout out to Tina Pinkert of Livingston Texas,
and yes if you are one of my followers get over to her facebook and say HI or Howdy
No blog for Tina.
 Not everyone is crazy and writes a blog while maintaining a facebook page,
and successfully rebuilding furniture. Plz note the words *crazy* and *maintaining*
Tina is one of many ladies who have reached out to me for help, advice,
or some simple supportive reassurance. Half a year later she is forging her way
through many furniture projects for resale and making a real go of it.


It's time for that big decision of get bigger or go home and I want you all to convince her to
go bigger, after all she is in Texas.


Over on Tina's Available Items Album I read she likes to keep a dining set or two in stock,
good grief I can barely get one set done and stored safely when the weather is good.
And speaking of good weather and Texas sized projects ...
I have a big coffee table for you and I hope it's just what one of you have been looking for
because the only place I can fit it to store it safely is in my truck.
So all the pretty pictures you get for now are in the yard. George mowed ... that should count!
Please don't drive over this one George.
I did a rustic weathered finish that looks really cool.
I painted the base in ASCP French Linen which is a mocha brown grey color
and white washed over that with ASCP Pure White that was watered down.
this step is for experienced painters or those willing to practise patience.
The fun / dirty part comes when you apply too much wax over undried watered down white paint.
Think about that for a second ... you get smears, and goops, and missing paint, and as
long as you work with the grain of your wood and you trust the process
you can achieve an amazing rustic finish that looks silvered and weathered.
You can drag a coarse sand (80grit) paper through the mess to achieve more of the wood grain look.

When you are done you should have a completely silky soft and smooth finish, that's the part that
 takes the time and patience. Fine sand paper, steel wool, and plenty of rags will get you there.


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