Is it me or does Monday seem to come back around faster every year?
Well it came back fast this week & if that wasn't bad enough...
it brought backup with some unseasonably cold temperatures,
strong winds &......more snow!!! UGH!!
Welcome to the Midwest folks.
I did get to hang for a while with a great friend & do a little shopping and
I got to spend some time with a few cool teenagers
who made me laugh so hard I had tears rolling down my face.
These are the moments I just want to freeze.
Buuuut, here we are back at Monday & time to get cracking again.
I just finished up a pretty little side table so I thought I'd share with you.
This poor little thing was another roadside find.
I really wish I had snapped a picture of it as I found it, but I was in a rush...as usual.
It was in pretty rough shape & its poor leg was lying about 5 feet away.
|poor broken leg|
I repaired the broken leg, some other minor issues & used filler anywhere it needed it.
|After repair work & filler|
The I sanded it all down until it was nice & smooth.
I really didn't expect this one to have any bleed through issues,
but once I put the first coat of paint on....there it was.
I went back and added a coat of Zinser primer, gave it a light sanding,
then went back to painting.
I don't have a color for this one since I mixed 3 different whites.
I didn't have the shade I wanted so I mixed what I had.
Never be afraid of mixing paint!
You can come up with some really great colors
& I even keep track of the 'recipes' I love in a notebook for future use.
The table got 2 coats of my custom white.
I used grey to highlight the hand carving
& underside of the table top.
|Trimming out the hand carving for some interest|
I wanted this piece to look heavily weathered so
I hit it with several different grits of sandpaper all over.
The legs & edges getting it heavier.
I waxed the table with Cece Caldwells clear wax
& I just have to say....LOVE this stuff!!!!!
It almost smells like honey to me & it glides on so smooth.
After using this lately it may be very hard to use anything else!
I buffed it twice & the sheen on it is amazing.
One of these days it'll warm up some
& I can go back to taking pictures outside.
I love this little table; she makes me smile.
She's pretty short for a side table coming in at only 17 3/4" tall.
I still think she's adorable.
"Go ahead.....color outside the lines."