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Turning wood into porcelain


I took an unfinished EuroMini's wood tub and did my best to make it look like porcelain. I made the towels, scrubbie and bottle label (purchased bottle), originally shown in the Newport bath cabinet. I've made wood look like porcelain before, with the Newport kitchen sink, but that was easy compared to this particular project. I think it was so difficult this time because the unfinished wood tub wasn't in the best shape to begin with. I painted the base with Bittersweet Chocolate by Americana, followed by a light coat of Delta Ceramcoat satin varnish. To get the white porcelain finish, I first spackled the best I could to fill in the more obvious defects. I then painted numerous generous layers of white acrylic paint to build up the brightness and even out the surface. In between each layer, I sanded the paint down to a completely smooth surface. Once I had the best finish possible, I put on two coats of Americana Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, letting the first coat dry overnight before adding the second. I plan to add dual faucets, though I'll transform them from brass into brushed nickel.

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Absolutely incredible! I would have never known this was made of wood! Thanks for sharing how you accomplished this! :)

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Holly Molly!!!! This is wood????? Thanks for sharing how you did this. Don't know if I have the patience to attempt this but now I know it's possible. Wow.

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Ohhhh this is something I so badly want to try. Thanks, yes, for the in-detail description of how to do! You make everything you touch, so special. I'm awed by your skills, lady!

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