The little table who could...

This poor little table came to me looking like this:

Scratched up, battered and badly varnished.  I looked at her and knew that with a fresh coat of paint and some sanding she could be the little breakfast farm table of someone's dreams.

So I sanded and stained her top.  I love Jacobean by minwax.  Deep, coffee coloured- rich and warm.

I sanded using 40 grit paper, 80 grit paper, 120 grit paper and finally 220 grit paper.  Smooth, but with some of her character lines still showing.  I believe in preserving a bit of the wear and tear that these table tops come to me with.  It's their history- the fine lines that show laughter and weathering the storm.

Then I gave the lower half of the table a few coats of Miss. Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Lucketts green...

A bit of light sanding to bring out the beauty of this old girl...

I finished the top off with a coat of soft wax and hemp oil for the base...

 I can imagine her sitting in a farmhouse kitchen.  Two steaming mugs of coffee on top waiting to be enjoyed...

Perfectly Imperfect

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  1. Love! After you worked your magic, she is truly a gorgeous piece!
    Sorry to hear about the mold in your house. What a nightmare!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! It's all good- we have a roof over our head and funny stories to tell about five people sharing one bathroom ;)

  2. I adore this table Tricia, such a beautiful transformation! The colors you chose for the piece are perfect together and love all those little lines that give it so much character.

    1. Thank you, Lauren- I love the little lines and imperfections too!

  3. Girlie, you SO have
    the touch. This is just
    lovely and will surely
    grace someone's home
    just beautifully!

    xo Suzanne

    1. Thank you so much! This is my first venture out into selling my pieces outright- I usually just paint other people's things.

  4. What a great job on the table - it looks terrific. Good job!

  5. Beautiful! I love te mix of luckets green with the stained top!

  6. Wow this piece has great patina! Just lovely!

    I would love if you stopped by my blog!



Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia