I think this table would be perfect in country, ranch or cabin decor. Yippee ki-yay!
I found the table at an auction. One of the curly handles was missing. Nobody wanted it, so the auctioneer offered it to me. Hey, don’t judge me! It was free! As I was toting it to my car, I noticed something on the ground. It was the missing handle. Yep, it was meant to be.
I reattached the handle, added numerous screws that were missing and used wood filler to fill in and smooth out a multitude of problems. Once the structure of the table was repaired, the transformation was ready to begin.
I sanded the table…and sanded the table…and sanded the table. Have I ever mentioned how much I despise sanding?
I had this barn red paint I was excited to try. My son thought it was funny that I was painting a brown table red, when a couple of weeks ago I painted a red chair brown. What? Hey kid, this is technical stuff!
I liked it, but it needed more something, something. I stenciled several white stars of differing sizes on the table’s top. Feeling a bit quirky, I clustered them all together and off center.
Time for aging. Yes, it was old looking when I started, but my way allows it to look old gracefully. I sanded the painted surface. I don’t mind this kind of sanding. It’s usually pretty quick. Once cleaned up, I applied a light brown paint-stain.
And she’s done!
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