Wednesday, 12 June 2013

french country coffee table



 I don't usually do coffee tables.

I am more of a side table/dresser kinda girl.

I don't know why...

But, when I saw this coffee table I just had to have it.

Solid wood, curvy legs.

I knew I could make it special.



I started by giving the whole piece a light sanding. Then I got an idea.

note the added photo styling done by my 4 year old assistant...


Yes, I took my tools to this piece. Fear not though, sometimes things have to get really, really bad before they get better...

I used a white milk paint wash on the top. The paint settled beautifully into all of the newly created dents. It was just what I had hoped for.




I painted the base using a soft yellow milk paint and then dry brushed some of the white over top. I finished the piece giving it a wax and buff.



Here is a before shot:



I am loving this coffee table and it hurts, just a little, to let it go. It has moved into my space (booth 202) at the Old Strathcona Antique Mall. I hope it finds a home where someone will love it as I do...

Linking to:
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://elizabethandco.blogspot.com/
coastal charm
http://missmustardseed.com
http://www.myrepurposedlife.com/
http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/
http://diyshowoff.com/
http://www.somuchbetterwithage.co

3 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh love it! you know i have never actually distressed the wood of a piece- may need to try it!

Deanne Langford said...

It looks lovely, I agree the legs are gorgeous!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a great finish you achieved! You should do more coffee tables!

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