Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Side Table Redone

This little side table is really unique. The honey got this table when his grandparents passed away several years ago (at least 20!). It has some beautiful workmanship but also has several problems. Biggest problem it didn't have a top and one of the feet was broken off. Also the spindle in the middle was put on lopsided ;-) I'm pretty sure this is a repurposed piece from years ago as the legs hang over the top (on the inside) and the spindle was, I think, added to the bottom. I like all of the personality the little table has.

Yep-it's upside down :-)

See where leg was broken and then attached -sort off

So I thought I would try "white washing" this table and I'm not done yet but here are the different phases:

I did a "thicket" green wash over a white base paint. I used the thicket green because I was trying to match the faux marble top I painted

Then I did a linen wash over the thicket green

I'm going to let the table sit for a while until I'm inspired again :-)

Have a cool Wednesday!
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Granny J said...

Oh My Gosh!!! That table is so cute with the makeover. I love the color of the base with the top you painted. Great job. said...

How cute! What a very unusual table. I love the paint technique! The color is beautiful!
ps beautiful day here today! wooohoooo

Marti said...

I love it! I don't know what it looked like before but the "marble" top is perfect for it. You did a great marbling job too.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous! love the color!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Now that's a statement piece~beautiful!

Tiina said...

beautiful! I'm inspired now :)

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Very nice...I like to see old things put to use again. Trish