But then I spotted a little gem buried under a pile of prints and blankets.
No price tag, but it was cute enough to haul up to the front counter.
I was expecting something ridiculous, but the manager
barely gave it a glance before mumbling, "$10."
Oh my.....yes, please.
Solid timber, good construction....and I love, love, love those lines.
Reminds me a bit of the Mission style...mmm...Stickley even...
Once she was in the Studio, I became curious and gave the top a quick sanding.
In fact, sanding seemed to enhance it?!
But then something unexpected happened.
I had a client in the shop who wanted to know how
Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil renews and restores timber.
This table was the nearby, so I quickly brushed the top with Hemp Oil.
And the result was so amazing, I decided not to paint over the magic and
instead enhance it with a bit of drama...stripes!
- Find the center point of the table top and draw a line in pencil with a straight edge
- Measure from the center to each side — it's ok to approximate the size stripe you'd like without measuring
- Mark a line on each side of the center line with a pencil and straight edge
- Place painters tape along the outside lines leaving pencil markings exposed so they'll be painted
- Paint away! This was painted with Nearly Black Autentico Vintage Chalk Paint
- Carefully remove the tape when near dry but still tacky
on each side repeating the steps above.
Then the legs and base of the table we're painted
in Autentico Nearly Black as well.
Then, I roughed up the legs a bit with sandpaper for a distressed look.
I added a final coat of Hemp Oil to the top to seal the Chalk Paint.
Lastly, I used Autentico Clear Wax for the base.
And although she was intended for the For The Love Creations shop...
I love her so much, she's now in my home and staying there!
What an easy and rewarding project when you have the right products.