You'll have to forgive me when I admit how long this table has been kicking around. I bought it last summer when I went to pick up a china hutch that I was planning on using in my craft room.
It's been hanging out in our shed ever since then. However, my husband has been complaining about how hard it is to get the lawn mower out, so I figured I'd better get a move on with this table if I didn't want something drastic to happen. Not that there's any other furniture out there right now, though.
When I bought it, I was planning to refinish it and keep it for myself. Now, I don't have room to keep it anymore. Although, I would like to.
Isn't she pretty? Now I don't usually refer to my furniture as a "he" or a "she". Mainly because it makes me think of my mom and how she always complains when my dad talks about his car (affectionately named "Becky") as "she".
However, this table is most definitely a she!
And in case you're wondering who the pretty lady on the pretty table is, it's my grandma.
For this table I started out with two coats of Cece Caldwell's Chalk Paint in Simply White. However,
After the second coat I added a coat of primer because it was bleeding through too much. I only put one coat of primer on the body, but the table top probably got 4 or 5,
it she was that bad. Then another coat of Simply White on top of that. And of course I finished her off with a wax topcoat. I used the cece caldwell wax for that. It's nice wax, I like it. I distressed it enough to bring out detailing. I didn't want to go overboard on this one.
One more piece out of the shed... hope it helps to settle my husbands nerves down a little!
And, oops, I almost forgot, but here's a bad before picture to give you an idea of what it was like before.
Oh, and here's a sneaky peak of a piece I just completed for my sister-in-law.
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