This first one I purchased at a rummage sale at a local senior’s center. My husband teases me for going because it’s mostly ‘old people’ stuff… but you never know what you’ll find, right?
This was a very sturdy vintage maple piece. I did take a before picture, but I painted this on the same day that my new camera arrived. My husband got home from work and of course wanted to play around with it. Next thing I know he’s asking me if there was anything important on the card because he had just accidentally erased the whole thing.
It didn’t come with a knob, so we added this one. I enhanced it with a little bit of rub n buff. I used a little copper and a little black.
I used MMS milk paint in grainsack. Now I know it’s said that you don’t have to sand with milk paint. However, I find that the more you sand, the more the paint sticks. I did not want a super-super chippy-paint-peeling-everywhere look, so I gave the table a good sanding, and the paint ended up not chipping that much. However, it did still distress very nicely.
But then, this happened to the other one…
This is what it looked like before snapping in two!
I had set it down on top of some other stuff that was sitting outside, knowing that maybe it was unstable, but not wanting to take the time to fix it. It landed on our gravel, so the top edge was all chewed up, really almost beyond repair.
And so then there was one table. I refinished the top since it was in pretty bad shape. Then I primed the base. But because I was feeling frustrated about the broken table, I switched my plan from a white base to this grey/blue colour… mainly because I had just doubled the cost of it and didn’t want to put as much time into it. So, I quickly grabbed my paint and got to work, flipping the base around as I went. Well, what do you know, but one of those quick flips caught my paint can and I ended up with this mess. I was pretty much left with only a quarter of a brand new quart of paint. Mind you it was an oops can, and I didn’t pay full price.. but still!
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