This table almost didn’t make it. I was ready to sell it in a garage sale last year and had gotten a few offers for it, but for some reason I just couldn’t part ways with it. My parents gave it to me when they moved but I didn’t have room for it, so I kept it in the abyss that I like to call my ‘basement’. The poor thing sat there for a couple years covered in boxes. I figured I should try to sell it since it wasn’t being used, but when I brought it out to sell it I realized how pretty it was. It had a few scratches on it, but it had great potential.
Silly me forgot to take before pictures, so this picture from the Bombay Company website will have to do. This is pretty much what it looked like before, except not so shiny and new. I blame it on the ‘abyss’.
As mentioned in my previous post I HATE sanding before I paint. I’m too impatient and once I have an idea in my head I want to do it right away. I turned to my trusty chalk paint for this project. I had a gallon of Behr’s Premium Latex paint in basic white hanging around and I used that to mix my chalk paint for the the base coat. Then I used Art Deco paint in French Grey thinned out with some water just on the high points of the table. I mixed an antique glaze to roughen it up, then sanded some areas with an 80 grit sand paper by hand. I also grabbed an old fork and used that to add some scratches.
The top of the table needed some love, so I used vintage music sheets to hide any imperfections. The music sheets looked to ‘new’ to me, so I brewed a cup of espresso and brushed it on the sheets with a chip brush. Once those dried I cut them to size and used Modge Podge to adhere them. I still need to do a final top coat to seal it, but I’ll get to that later.
The table fits perfectly in my kitchen and I’m so happy that I didn’t sell it!
*side note: it also made me realize that I should clean out my basement more often!