Yummy.. is what I think about this table now! I knew I would love it as soon as I saw it listed on CL… I was very excited that it was still available! However, when Hubby and I went to pick it up we did I see a small blemish on the top, but I knew if I couldn’t get it out I could paint the top so it was not a big deal. I love how long it is (69″ !!), so long in fact that there is a metal bar under the top that spans the length of the table for extra support. It also has these cool compartments that have doors on BOTH sides of the coffee table! I think it is oak, whatever wood it is it is SUPER heavy for a coffee table that’s for sure!! I’m going to use it in our basement, where the kids play video games, so the compartments are perfect for storing remotes, controllers, etc… Now all I need to do is continually remind them to put them away inside of it !
Unfortunately the top blemish was beyond repair and the veneer parquet inlay top was just not evening out after I stripped and sanded it.. oh well on to plan B! So I broke out the ASCP in Graphite for the top, one coat only because I wanted the inlay to show through the paint. I sanded it to a very light coat and even all the way through in some places… waxed & buffed it.. I think it is seriously gorgeous!
I tried out a new paint for the base, CeCe Caldwell’s chalk & clay paint, the color is called Smoky Mountain Gray. I loved the color and it went on like a dream, smoother than the Annie Sloan chalk paint in my opinion. It also distressed very easily and stuck to the wood without any issues at all, my only “problem” was that I didn’t like the way the wax reacted to it when I went to wax it. The paint seemed to absorb the wax and it took a lot of wax to feel like I had it covered. I will use the paint again, but I may use another product to top coat it.
I normally would have removed the metal grates and hinges, but for this piece I wanted to paint them.. I love the way they turned out and depending on the piece will totally do it again!
What do you think? Have you tried CeCe Caldwell’s paint and had any waxing issues or is it just me ?
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