I promise that I did not forget about my lovely wicker chest. Between vacation, non-stop raining, and the heat wave I have not been able to work on it……until now! I’m still super nervous about the antiquing treatment on the chest itself so I decided to paint the whole chest the Lagoon color just in case it doesn’t work out. Let’s have a gander shall we:
I did however, start the antiquing process on the legs and it went quite well after a few hiccups. I was really having trouble in the beginning getting the foil to stick to the wooden legs right away so I changed the process a little. Instead of just putting the Modge Podge on the legs, I decided to test if the adherence would work better if you treated the wood and foil like a wall papering process. And it worked!!!! What started out taking me hours and a lot of curse words, went down to about 30 minutes a leg. So, if you want to tackle a project like this and the products aren’t sticking, put glue on the foil as well as the wood. Now how about we check out these foil wrapped beauties:
Well, there is so much more to get done on this project so I guess I better come up with a game plan.
Wish me luck!