Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a good week so far. It’s been busy at our house! I spent Sunday doing more closet organizing. I hit the kids rooms, their closets, and the playroom. I made major progress in the playroom which I hope to share in the next couple of weeks. Sunday I also finally sold my red dresser and had a client pick up a table I refinished for her. So it was pretty busy, but it felt good to get so much done. Oh, and I finished up Emmy’s tea table, with the reveal coming tomorrow!
Before I get to my piece for today, I wanted to let you know about a new party in town, that just started TODAY! My good blog friend Sharon at Elizabeth & Co is starting a new party where you can link up whatever is inspiring you….. furniture makeovers, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds and more! Click on the button to get there!
Anyhow, let’s talk about the piece that the client picked up, since that is what I will be sharing here. Recently, I shared a plywood topped coffee table I finished for the same client. She also brought me this table, which was factory finished, made in China, but I knew we could make it look less “factory”. Here is the photo she originally emailed me….
I sanded the painted body of the piece, and I gave the top a nice thorough sanding to get all of the stain off. Unfortunately, it was pressed wood, so the sides show that slightly, but the top came out beautifully. I used Minwax gel stain in aged oak. The body was primed and then painted with Sherwin Williams Alabaster, and then it was lightly distressed and wiped with Minwax golden oak for an aged effect. The top was also sealed with Minwax wipe-on poly in satin. I did not put the hardware back on because she will be changing it. But here is the after- not dramatic by any means, but it looks like a much better quality piece now!
So let’s see what you have been up to?
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