By theresa, Feb 24 2015 09:43AM
Like many people, I expect, I have several pieces of very outdated 1980s pine. I have two large tables on which I have used chalk paint on the base, keeping the top natural, developing character. There are also a couple of smaller tables to which I might have done the same if I hadn’t got bored and then been inspired by my good friend Painty Cait to change the wood. Warmer toned woods are creeping back in to vogue in some quarters; cherry and walnut have now become popular in kitchens. So maybe it will not be too long before ‘brown furniture’ becomes more desirable. I have just seen the film ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and spied a lovely warm wooded kitchen in Colin Firth’s mews house.
Rather than using Cuban mahogany which is quite vibrant and in Europe is quite formal and glossily smart, I decided to make my country pine into country mahogany, with a simple figure.
Looking lovely, I saw it before overgraining and varnishing ...fab varnished