So, which do you want to know first- -
whether my experiment worked, or what my husband said about it?
I'll start with the porch posts. I'm happy with how they turned out.
I'm not sure that they look like chippy, really old porch posts,
but they certainly don't look like I just bought them this week either,
which is the look I didn't want. I wanted the battered, weathered and aged look.
I picked off the larger chunks of sand and wax in some areas,
and used sandpaper in others. I think the remaining sand helps
give them an older look. These are actually "flat" posts,
meaning one side is cut flat so they can be mounted against a wall.
So...what did my husband say about it?
Well, he didn't say he thought I'd been sniffing paint too long.
massive amount of little prompting, he did say I was a genius.
When I asked him what method he thought I used
to achieve this look, his response was,
(if you don't have a sense of humor...click away quickly...)
"You peed on it?"
Sadly...I live with these kind of comments every.single.day.
If it weren't for you all...there'd be no sense of normal in my life.
Now, I just need to
badger him relentlessly ask him sweetly to get them hung this week.