Guess who has fun pictures for you today! Sit down, grab some coffee and (hopefully) enjoy.
Remember last week when I finally crawled out from under a rock and shared with you all about a table that I rescued from a
storage building snake pit? Here she is with the dirt knocked off, but not a stitch of make-up on.
She is the ‘girl with the great personality’. You know what I mean, right?
Like Anne Hathaway in Princess Diaries when she is getting the royal makeover. When she first sits down in the chair, her hair is frazzled, her eyebrows have taken over her forehead and her nails are chewed to the quick.
Well that was my girl here. She has the best personality of any side table I’ve ever met–and I have met a few.
I decided to strip the top and see what the wood looked like under the old stain. There are a few dark places from who knows what, but other than that it was in pretty good shape. I stained it with dark walnut from Minwax and sealed with 3 coats of water-based poly.
Look at the gorgeous edges! I’m telling you, this has got to be one of my all-time favorite pieces.
On the legs, apron and gingerbreading I decided to try milk paint (Miss Mustard Seed in Boxwood) over the coat of hemp oil that I originally rubbed on her. I knew in some places that the oil was absorbed enough to allow the paint to sink in. But others places I was hoping for some paint to chip off.
To seal the paint against stains and more chipping, I rubbed on more hemp oil.
I love how it turned out. If you don’t like shabby furniture, first–why are you my friend? And second–avert your eyes, there is a whole lot of chippy-ness here.
For the rest of you, just feast your eyes on this lovely lady.
As for where this lovely lady will be in our home, I still don’t know. I have a few ideas, but that will require me either buying new sofas or painting a room. 😉
I’m pretty sure Mr. Creativity just rolled his eyes.