Happy Monday! We worked hard this weekend, but we also made time for some End of Summer (for us, kid’s go back to school Tuesday!) fun. We had a Fiesta here at Casa de la Bergs, Gringo Style. All family fun with a few friends from church and our neighborhood.
We even had a contest going for the best appetizer and the Boss. “Jeffe”.
See here is Senor Marcos. Él es tan guapo!
Now the work part. I have Paris Flea next weekend! If it seems like it just happened, it did. The way the calendar dates fell this month the sales were only three weeks apart. I worked hard Friday night, and will have things to show all week!
I adore this French style of furniture that was so popular in the 1970’s. I have done many pieces just like this over the years. Doing my “Glazed Wood” treatment is my favorite on these pieces. Usually, the top is laminate, as it was here. You can upgrade the look from middle class to high class with this treatment.
I finished the piece with a thin coat of an equal mix of CeCe Caldwell’s Cottonwood Sienna (the perfect Antique shade) and Vintage White. It made it just creamy enough to not look white, but not really a color either.
The hardware was very white before with gold details. I wanted to age the hardware, but not paint it. Brush a small amount of a strong pigment, I prefer Modern Masters and brush on. Let it set for a minute, then use a shop rag to wipe off the excess. Instant Patina!
I sealed the entire piece with CeCe Caldwell’s hard-wearing Endurance. This piece can be used as buffet and wiped down again and again.
If you want to learn more about this treatment, remember it is all laid out in step by step directions in How To Make Anything Look Like Real Wood.
Sharing my Frenchiness with these sophisticated joints: