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...