I just love these tables.. this is the third one I have refinished.. I scoop them up whenever I can! I think they are not only pretty, but have great storage.. I even saw where someone turned one into a dog bed for a small dog, I love the idea!
Anyway here is the BEFORE
I had started to sand a little on the left before I remembered to stop and take a picture..
I thought I was going to stain the top and paint the bottom so I did end up sanding all of the finish off of the top.. it needed to be sanded a little to remove the surface scratches, but not all of the way! So of course after I painted the bottom I didn’t like the idea of the top being stained, don’t ask me why… I just didn’t, that is the problem with starting a project before you know what you want the end result to be.. I REALLY need to work on that!! Six Sigma process improvement here I come
So I painted it in a custom blue chalk paint mix.. I really shouldn’t even use the term “custom” since all I did was mix the last bits of Aubusson, Louis Blue, Greek Blue and another custom blue I had on hand together.. perfect! Thank goodness I had enough! I then used a silver leaf pen and painted the inset area along the top, the front of the grates and the knobs. Once everything was dry I distressed, waxed and buffed the piece.
Here is the AFTER
Love the “custom” blue…
I much prefer the grates silver.. It makes it look “blingier”.. seriously I KNOW that is not a word… but it definitely looks a lot happier than before!
Taking this with me to Lucketts Spring Market!
I would love to know what you think about this piece, so please leave a comment if you can!
Thanks for stopping by.. until next time!