This Lil’ Table

I picked up this table at the Sun City garage sale a while back and just loved its detail. It’s on the small side, but I knew it would look great and work well for something.

I finally got around to working on it this week, because I wanted to try out an antique glaze on the details. I started by painting her with ASCP Duck Egg, because I think that color works well on small pieces like this to give it some life. Sorry for the poor lighting and use of flash. This was in the garage.

Then I applied a coat of clear wax. After that had dried, I sanded to distress it, especially the detailing.

So here’s the deal. I was afraid to try Annie Sloan dark wax at first, but once I worked up the courage I didn’t want to pay so much for it in case I was awful at it. So I looked online at different blogs and the Valspar glaze was recommended. But we have Home Depot in town so I ended up getting something similar- Rust-oleum decorative glaze! $15!

I used a small cheapie brush to apply the glaze generously over one section at a time. I let it sit for about 30 seconds and then wiped it off with a cloth. This gives the paint patina, and the parts that were sanded get a little darker as if worn.

Love. It was working out. So I did this all over the piece. But I wanted the glaze to really soak in the decorative portion on the leg, so I applied it and barely wiped it off, leaving glaze in the cracks. This gives such a great dimension and again…patina. Yay!

I am so pleased with how this turned out. Conquered another fear! I applied clear wax to seal it and now it’s for sale!

Wouldn’t you love to have this gorgeous table in your living room next to a chair? :)

I would love to hear about a fear you have conquered lately!

Linking up at Thrifty Decor Chick

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