Saundra designed her beautiful/wonderful new outdoor living area with outdoor kitchen...it is really nice!! She's a designer and found this table when she was at market, loved the shape and texture for her new outdoor living space. The color wasn't what they were hoping for, but she knew who could fix that for her!! Soooo, she called me to help her make it better.
The base had those reddish brush swipes on it, but the top didn't and the top was a little lighter in color.
Saundra asked me to match the color and paint those swipes on the top. I mixed red and brown paint and got really close to the color on the base and, then I did brush strokes to match the design on the base.
Next, I used a very dark brown that I mixed and brushed on and wiped off, leaving a lot of the dark in the wrinkles and crevices.
Now, the table looks so good with the rest of the furniture on her patio.
The last thing was to apply a clear sealer. It's a bit shiny in this photo, but the sheen will go down as it's curing and will help the table look old and stoney.
I wanted you to see this light fixture/chandelier. It's a bunch of twigs and is perfect for this outdoor living area.
Twig Chandelier Tutorial
Find a chandelier, old or new, that is a shape you like. Cut lots of twigs, just the right size and hot glue them onto the chandelier. Be sure to keep the twigs away from the hot lights. The lights get very hot and that could be a problem!! I think you could hang it anywhere. You could tie ribbons on it or you could hang a few crystals on it, hot glue birds on it, etc.
Have fun designing your Twig Chandelier!
(I did not make this chandelier, just wanted to share it with you)