I found this little side table at the flea market a few weeks ago. I am a sucker for these types of tables any time I see them (they typically are one pedestal from a vintage vanity).
It had a great shape, but needed some love in the way of refinishing and glue (those details had all fallen off the door…. as you can see in the before picture I used my Gorilla wood glue to put them back). After the glue dried, I gave the piece a light sanding all over with my orbital on the flat surfaces, and by hand on all the details and rounded surfaces.
Once I was done sanding, I applied two coats of General Finishes Persian Blue, a fabulous soft blue with a gray green undertone.
I lightly distressed the edges with 180 grit sandpaper by hand. I then applied General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax with a rag for protection.
To give it a little something more, I applied tin wax to the details. I even applied them to the existing gold knobs- I am a fan of mixing metals! This wax comes in a little glass tub, and it’s easy to apply using your fingers. Just dab onto your finger, and then rub where you want it.
Here it is after this easy makeover, and as you can see, it was missing part of its old trim. I think it gives it charm!
Below you can see the nice touch of shine the tin wax gives to those details…
And here you can see better how the tin looks paired with the gold… I know mixed metals are not for everyone, but I kind of love it. 🙂
I love sweet simple makeovers I can finish in one day! Instant gratification.