Tiny tables

Much painting got done over the weekend, including this small side table. An estate sale score, it started out in a honey pine finish, with a country-ish version of the chippendale drawer pull found on far too many (in my opinion) pieces of furniture. The top had a few scratches and glass rings, otherwise it was solid.

I sanded it down and sprayed an undercoat of red latex, followed by a top coat of General Finishes' milk paint in Linen. I did a little steel wool sanding on the edges and for something new, brushed on a brown glaze and then wiped it off. I've not done a lot of that technique, but I'm very happy with the way it came out.

I did remember to take my camera to the workshop, but of course I neglected to take any detail shots. The surface aging is something I enjoy so I'll try to remember to get some photos to illustrate that on future pieces. A simple black iron handle on the drawer is functional, good looking, and hides the filled holes from the original hardware.

I also did a curvy rectangular table with a slanted bookshelf below in a dull, pale green over ivory. It got more steel wool sanding, and because it had a rougher surface from the old finish, more of the brown glaze got into the surface. I'm quite happy with it, and I took a picture, but Blogger refuses to upload it without turning it. Should lightning strike before I get tired of screwing with it, I'll post.


Karena said...

Love the table! I am here in Kansas City as well and new at blogging. Come eee my site when you can, would love any comments!