9 steps to creating a compass rose!

Recently I had this wonderful table that needed some loving.

It really was quite pathetic.
So I used Rub N Buff on the WHOLE thing.
Yes…the WHOLE THING!
And she looked like this…

1798

 

Oh wait. Stop!
I MUST show you her before…

1789

 

But, I felt like it was the perfect candidate for a Compass Rose.
I thought about a stencil. Too much work.
I though about a vinyl. Too expensive.
I left her to her own devices for a bit while I pondered.
Then…I decided to just tackle the darn Geometry that doing it myself would mean.
I hate math.

But…she ended up like this…

rubnbufftable, diy compass rose

Oh…you want to see the top? Well. stop fussing. I’ll show you.

DSCN6834

Pretty happening don’t you think!
Read on to get 9 steps to creating a compass rose…

 

Here’s how to do one for yourself… in 9 simple steps.
It really is more simple then it looks.
It looks overwhelming.
But…take a breath and go for it!

compass rose1

step2

step3

step4

step5

step6

step7

step8

step9

 

Did you get all that?
Do you think you can handle it?
Well I know you can!!

By the way…can you guess what her name was?
Penelope Cruz.
:) She’s so foxy!

For some other furniture refinishing ideas try…

dresser turned T.V. buffet
Eleanor Roosevelt.
Gertie, the gossip bench.

Comments

  1. Becky says

    Thanks so much for using AMACO’s Rub ‘n Buff. I love this style of table, and I love what you did with it! I’d like to share this on our Facebook page, Rub ‘n Buff Metallic Finishes, and link back to your blog.
    Can’t wait to see what else you Rub ‘n Buff!
    Becky [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.