Still melting here.... just a couple more days.
I found this sweet little writing/telephone table at my favorite junk store.
I saw it and didn't buy it at first. But, I kept thinking how cute it would be
with a paint job and new fabric. I was sure when I went back it
would be gone but there it was calling my name.
Do you ever watch Mike and Frank on American Pickers? They always say bundle things to get a good price. Well, this little table cost a bit more than I wanted to spend so I found a couple other things, made an offer and got a great price on everything. This is what she looked like before. Dig that groovey green , wool fabric.
I gave it a good cleaning with my trusty krud Kutter (love that stuff) it removes all kinds of gunk and acts a little bit like a de-glosser.
I knew I wanted to paint it with the same chalk paint I used on my bathroom stand so I got out my Maison Blanche Sugar Cane and got to work.
First up was to strip and sand the top as I wanted to keep it a dark wood tone. It had some nicks but I left them. Adds character right?
Once stripped and cleaned, I first used Minwax Dark Walnut for the first coat. It wasn't quite as dark as I wanted so the next coat was Rsutoleum Kona. A couple coats of Dark wax and it was just right.
I removed the seat and painted the entire base with two coats of Sugar Cane. I distressed it a little and added a couple coats of light brown wax.
Here is a better pic of the top with the wax added.
I took off all that lovely fabric from the seat. All I can say is ick. The board was in pretty bad shape so I used it as a template to cut a new one out of plywood.
This is residing in my bedroom for now but I am moving things around to find a better place for it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!