Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Granny's Table

I am a pretty sentimental person. I sometimes wish I wasn't- but I am. As a result, my home is full of mismatched and somewhat random stuff (that I love). This little table was my Granny's. It is the only piece of furniture I have that was hers. It was well worn and pretty scratched up when I got it, but I decided to use it anyway. It is a great size and fits perfectly in an empty spot between my kitchen and living room.


First, I cleaned the table to make sure there was no furniture polish on it. Then, I painted the table with 
Cream CHALK PAINT®. In a couple of spots, an orange 'stain' was bleeding through the paint. If you have painted many wooden pieces, especially old ones, you know what I am talking about. But all is not lost! A quick once-over with Clear Bulls Eye Shellac by Zinsser in just those spots allowed me to paint right over the problem areas. (there are several ways to seal a piece so that it can be painted, but Shellac is my favorite)

After a quick, thin coat of wax, I painted a top coat in Old Violet CHALK PAINT®. I distressed the edges and legs to show the Cream and the wood.

The color turned out to be the perfect choice for the piece. I love it when that happens! Now my little old table is fresh and beautiful again. So glad I held on to it!

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