Well, I was so excited to find this little old table at the thrift shop that I started it right away, and plum forgot to take "before"pictures. It was such a wreck, held together with screws and nails. It needed lots of clamping-and-gluing with Gorilla Glue (SO much that it took three days!), scrubbing with TSP and sanding. Then I used wood filler...a LOT of wood filler...and sanded again. After priming with Rustoleum Zinsser Bin, I used my favourite Rustoleum spray paint...Heirloom White...then it was starting to look better!
Although I wanted to stain the top, it was too far gone, so I painted that too. After that, I applied a glaze mixture of brown acrylic paint mixed with water, and then a coat of Minwax Polycrylic water based finish. I just LOVE redoing small tables, so I decided to accent it with a heart. I used this "Dangling Heart" Dreamweaver stencil with Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste on each side. Is that hokey? I use Dreamweaver stencils fairly often when I'm doing small furniture re-do's. They're so versatile! I have a couple of other small stenciled pieces I'm working on right now, for posting as soon as they're finished.
Finally, I did a chippy finish with my trusty mouse sander.
I LOVE how this turned out!
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