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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Entry table redo

I've been stalking perusing Craigslist for several months looking for that perfectly priced little table for my hallway entry. I came across this little number for $35.00. I found the half-round shape & legs interesting. Since it's forever home is under a round window I thought this would look fun!
Step one when buying something used is a good steaming. You never know what lives in someone elses house. Did someone order 200 degree steam?
Don't ask me how, but I found a way to break it! Uggggg! So glue and a time delay!
After 2 days of glue drying and then wood filling and sanding (and of course repeat, repeat, repeat) until it looked good. I could finally get back to sanding the table.
I stained it and noticed I had done a really bad job with the sanding process because I had blotches. So I stripped off the new stain and resanded.
The one thing I know I will get whenever I buy dark cherry lacquered furniture is this rubber crap-like edging. You can't stain it and I wanted the top to be stained. So...I painted it to look like wood & then stained it (I have a criminal mind...)
Here it is with 2 coats of Folk Art Coffee Latte.
I was feeling a little sassy and decided to stress it up with little nail holes and squiggly lines.
The bottom portion gets primed & stressed out in the same fashion as the top
After much debate and color sampling
I chose a very light sage green
The top sanded out beautifully and I love this wood detail
2 coats of minwax Provincial stain
After some slight distressing, I antiqued it using the same stain (check out that edging!)
I love these legs!
Hubby did a little bit of drawer adjusting and Chichilina got in on the act too!
How cute is this knob! I found it at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. Only cost me $2.99 and it matches perfectly.
And here it is all Polyurethaned and in it's forever home
Someday I'll get floors and this will look fabulous! Tell me what you think!

1 comment:

  1. The table looks fabulous. You made some great choices with the finishes. The color you chose with the distressing and antiquing looks really nice against the stained top. The re-stain of the top is beautiful... I am particularly impressed at your treatment of the table's edging. You can't tell it is a different material from the rest of the top. It looks like real wood! Your entry is truly breathtaking and placing the table under that huge round window was a great choice. Well done, sister.


    P.S. Love the picture of Chichilina and Joe.