Look at that worn, weathered look. Exactly the kind of finish that I wanted to achieve for this old piece. So when I saw this old farm table at a recent yard sale, my mind immediately conjured up images of a century farm kitchen where this little table would have been used for chopping vegetables or kneading dough.
But it didn't quite have the rustic feel that I was looking for. So I stripped the top of it's original varnish and oil stained it for a glossy finish.
Then I got out the MMS Luckett's Green and because this piece had a varnish on the legs, I used the MMS Bonding Agent for better adhesion.On the previous piece, I hadn't used the bonding agent. So I wasn't really sure how it would turn out. I knew that I wanted the same sort of chippy look as the washtub stand. What I didn't expect was that the paint would literally come off in chunks.
NOW it looks like it's been sitting in a century old farmhouse for a hundred years waiting for the family to come into the kitchen and rustle up some dinner. Chippy, old wood showing through, gorgeous vintage colour.
What kind of results have you been getting when you use the bonding agent on pre-finished pieces?