Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Table (or two)

I have an abundance of small side tables in inventory!  Not exactly sure how that happens except that I frequent yard sales and always seem to come home with one or two that needed to be rescued.  Here's one -

Doesn't look too bad, does it?  How do you like the patch job that holds the bottom shelf on?  The paint was a drippy mess...

Here's the second table -
This one is very old & though it may not look too bad from the first angle, the second angle shows that the bottom shelf definitely needed some help and then... there were the two legs that had dry rot on the bottom.  Ugh!  Looked like something had been chewing on them!!
Both tables needed a serious cleaning and some repairs with wood filler, then gluing & clamping before the painting began.

Here's the more colorful, recycled version of the first table:
 Painted with HM chalk paint using Behr Fresh Pineapple & Savvy Sisters Chalk Paint Dust, then distressed and waxed with Fiddes Antique Brown.  The small, detailed inset on the front of the table was stripped of two layers of paint then stained with Minwax Antique Walnut.


since I was in a "colorful" mood this week, here's the recycled second table -
making a statement in red!

This was also painted with HM chalk paint made with BM Ruby Red & Savvy Sisters Chalk Paint Dust, then distressed and waxed with Fiddes Rugger Brown to deepen the color.  (Those irregular dark marks on the top are just the shadow from the tree).  The small drawer is stained with Minwax Puritan Pine and the little wood knob matches the red table.

Now, on to the next project(s)!

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