I thrifted all July 4th. Except Monday (July 4th) 😦 but everyone needs off one day, right?
I’ll show up what I got in an upcoming blog entry, but first I wanted to do something different. I have a nice little talent for taking a special item and make it look new with a fresh coat of paint or a stain.
First is this awesome hand-carved trinket box from India. It’s beautiful, right? But it needs some work!
It’s extremely dusty so I sprayed an All-Purpose cleaner directly to the box so I could get the crevices and blotted it with a papertowl. (Didn’t realize the cleaner is not meant for wood, so it stripped it down some. I see this as a possitive because I need the wood to be extremely naked for the stain.)
Then I stained the box with some leftover stain from a distressing kit, which took 3 coats thanks to that cleaner. Each stain coat took 45 minutes to dry due to the high humidity, so did the glossy top coat.
Lesson learned: Stain a wood on a less humid, cooler day and never.use a multi-purpose cleaner again!
On to the next thrifted project.
As always, Keep thrifting!