I have this dresser that is going to look like a vintage soda machine. It's for my Mother in Law's back covered deck. When it's all done it will hold her picnic supplies and BBQ tools.
I am using silver gilders paste to turn the gray paint into more of a chrome shiny look. Here is what I am doing on these Coke knobs to turn them from brass to silver.
I have also been finishing up the table and chair set I have been working on.
Here is the table right now. Today it will be getting an additional coat of the cherry stain to make it a shade darker and redder. I think it is looking awesome!
You can see how rich and dark even the first coat looks from the bare, sanded wood.
I am hoping that this week I can have the soda machine and the table and chairs all done. They shared primer and they share a final step as well and that is a nice solid clear coat to protect them. The soda machine will be outside (but in a very protective spot) and I want it to hold up under wind and dust. The table and chairs is for a family with kids and kitchen chairs and tables take a lot of friction and spills. I want the finish to last well for many years! I will have more of a step by step tutorial for both projects coming up.
My husband also followed my ottoman tray tutorial and made one for his moms birthday. Great Job Geoff!
Have a happy and productive day!