I stripped and sanded the top and the bottom shelf, and scrubbed every surface with TSP. I find that really helps the paint adhere. Then I stained the shelves with my current favourite stain...Minwax Onyx Black...and painted the legs with Rustoleum Heirloom White. I chipped some areas with my trusty mouse sander, then added two coats of Minwax Polycrylic to the shelves. I added a simple water-and-brown-acrylic-paint glaze to the legs, then coated them with one coat of the polycrylic. I just LOVE the contrast between the black stain and the white paint!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Another accent table
I've decided that little accent tables are my FAVOURITE pieces to upcycle! My daughter claimed the first one I did (right here), which was also my very first post on my new blog, so I had to replace it.
This demi lune table can go anywhere in the house, and it's even light enough for the patio if I need some extra space for food and drink for guests. Currently it's in the guest bathroom holding "stuff..." lol...don't we ALL have so much "stuff!?" It cost me a whopping fifteen dollars at a flea market. It was actually sturdy enough that I didn't even need to glue and stabilize!
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