Ms. Kay's pie safe is starting to shape up. I have now finished sanding all of the cabinet and applied stain. It is waiting on a coat of finish to give it some protection and give it a little shine. This safe has not been very kind to me. You can see in some of the pictures that the blue paint decided it just wasn't going to let go of this wood. It didn't matter how much I sanded or pleaded with it. For that reason, I went with a darker shade of stain than I usually would. It did a pretty good job of masking some of the imperfections, but not all of them.
There is good news however. This piece will have its back to a wall, therefore covering up most of the blue paint that soaked in, and it will not be under a spotlight like it is with the flash from my camera. I am also one of those people that probably look at a piece of furniture too closely. The average person will see this piece and not see the flaws that I do. The other good news is that Ms. Kay said that she doesn't need it to look brand new. She likes a bit of a distressed look. She should be pleased. Enjoy the pictures.
|You can see some of the blue paint in the grain of the wood on this side. It's really not that bad in regular light.|
|This side was cleaner|
|Lot of blue paint, but will be against the wall|