While out and about at some local occasional sales, I stumbled upon this vintage porthole. I've come across them before, usually made out of brass, but this one in particular really intriqued me. I liked the great hardware and patina, but the green paint? Not so much. But I knew it was a diamond in the rough and all it needed was a little tlc.
And while I'm not a big fan of forest green, the rest of it was just so amazing.
While I could have gone the paint stripping route, I thought a touch of green paint showing through might not be all that bad and even add to the patina. So I decided to wet sand the sides. It only had one coat of paint, so it was relatively simple
And after that, just a little poly was all it needed to finished off the piece.
The hardware on the piece--way cool.
And the patina? Wow!
So a vintage porthole turned out to be a unique table riser. Who'd of thunk it?
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