Found this lovely round end table at a garage sale. And it is sturdy. And heavy. My kind of furniture. When I am shopping for projects, I look for quality. I don’t want to spend time on a piece that is not going to last, either for me or a buyer.
This table looked decent before, just … dark. It has lovely carved wood on the legs and I wanted it to be accentuated with some paint and gentle distress of the details.
This is another instance where I tried Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (read about the first time here). Sigh. I do have to say that it went a lot better this time, and did chip a little. And probably would’ve chipped more had I not started painting over it because the top was not chipping at all. The little chippiness that I saw looked great against the dark wood and encourages me to try this paint again– after a workshop though.
So I painted the table in ASCP French Linen, hoping I could do the same easy wet distressing method I used on the console table. Well, that didn’t work. I think it is because when I did the console table I painted and distressed within the same afternoon, so the paint was likely not as hard yet. Well, with this end table I waited a few days before attempting the wet distress technique, so it was back to the sanding block.
Finally the piece started coming together! The peeks of dark, warm wood through the French Linen is fabulous. In love.
How beautiful is this detailing?
This end table turned out wonderfully despite a little initial difficulty.
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