Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was an absolute blast, the highlight being that about 8 couples went to a local winery for an adults only night! We rented a tent there, brought a potluck, bought bottles of wine, and enjoyed the music of an 80’s cover band while the conversation flowed and the laughs came loudly and easily! As so many of you who have small children know, it’s rare to get a large group of adults together for a whole night of fun, and we all savored it.
Before I get to today’s project I wanted to remind you that this Saturday is the Hometalk Halloween Hunt at Sweet Clover! We’ve teamed up with The Old Lucketts Store, Chartreuse and Co, and On a Whim for a fun filled shopping day! And guess who is going to be at Sweet Clover from 9-11 handing out tote bags??? None other than Karen the Graphics Fairy!
Click on the button for all the details and if you are a blogger planning to come, make sure you RSVP HERE. It is not too late to let us know you can make it!
So last Friday I gave you a big sneak peek on a bunch of projects including a gold dipped dining table. I wanted to share the total transformation today, as it required some serious love.
Here is the table when I bought it.
That faded strip to the left was water damage which had created a lifted area of veneer. I sanded the entire table top and peeled the veneer off in that area, so I was left with this:
I swear by Wunderfil wood filler! It is the best out there! I patched the area with Wunderfil and a spatula and allowed it to dry.
I sanded it down again once it dried, and touched up some areas with more Wunderfil wood filler and repeated the process: dry, sand smooth. When that was done, the area looked like this…
I gave the table a coat of primer, and then painted it with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. I gave it two coats of paint, and then lightly distressed it. I waxed it all over with General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax. When that was dry, I taped off the legs, and I applied gilding wax to the feet. Onve the wax dried, I lightly distressed the feet to suit the rest of the table. Here is the outcome- it’s what I am calling rustic glam!
And check out the cute table accessory…. for 10 years of marriage the traditional gift is tin or aluminum. My parents gave us this adorable milk carrier with the two bottles and lavender you see. Isn’t it pretty? Thank you, Mom and Dad!
Check out the patina!
Oh, and I just brought the table to the barn and started placing it with other pieces as it will be available when we are open this Saturday from 10-5! Here it is in shop…