I was beyond excited when I had the opportunity to purchase this table. I loved the style and knew that even though it needed quite a bit of help, none of the repairs were particularly complicated. It was extremely wobbly, was missing its drawer, and had been painted in a way that created texture all over it (inset photo).
As always, I started with repairs. The bolts on the legs needed to be tightened, but as an extra measure of security, I removed, them, added glue and reassembled. Now that the table was stable, I needed to decide what to do about the missing drawer. Although having a drawer would be nice, I determined that it would not be worth the investment of time required to build a new one from scratch. I decided instead to just create a false panel. I would accentuate that panel with my color scheme to add character.
Now that the repairs were made, it was time to make it pretty again. The entire table required a complete sanding to remove the texture. Next, I painted the entire base Mineral by Waverly. The look I had in mind was feminine, so I chose one of my favorite blues–Benjamin Moore’s October Sky–for the top and false drawer front. It is a pale gray-blue that hits just to right tone–without looking baby blue. I then used a stencil and a creamy white to add a botanical element to the top. The entire piece was sealed with Minwax Polycrylic in Satin.
I love that the finished table is decidedly feminine without looking too “girly”. It is now ready for a brand new home.
Hold my wine, I’ve got this…
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