Monday, February 21, 2011

Beautiful Blue Table

My mother picked up this table at a garage sale a couple of years ago. It was in pretty bad condition on the top. The veneer was splitting which is too bad since it had such a pretty inlaid top. I actually put it in the booth for a while as is, to see if anyone would overlook its faults and take it home anyway.
You can see that peeling veneer. And it had some brass
embellishments on the top and bottom of the legs.
I started out by using wood putty to fill in the areas where the veneer was peeling.
Originally I taped off the brass sections and was going to paint that a darker color.
I started by painting it dark grey, I had some porch paint from
Walmart in a deep grey. I was going to go with a light grey on top, but decided to do the light grey blue instead. I added some of the blue to Valspar Glazing Medium and painted it on in sections and wiped off a little with a damp paper towel until I was happy with the coverage.
I am really happy with how it turned out!
As you can see I ended up completely covering the brass sections.
The darker color just didn't do it for me.
It is now sitting in my booth, waiting for a new home.
I would love to hear what you think of her new color.
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  1. I love the table. The blue is so serene and calming. Great job!

  2. I think it looks lovely. I could see a white vase on it with a bunch of blue hydrangeas inside the vase with a white and blue doiley... :)

  3. I really like this. It wont be there for long.

    Lisa x

  4. Much better than the before.Thanks for joining WUW.

  5. I love this colour!!
    Great job!

  6. Love your little round table! You did a great job painting it. Just found your lovely blog via WUW. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great day!

  7. I love the blue. Great job salvaging a beautiful piece!

  8. Stunning rescue. Love that blue you went with. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  9. The table is gorgeous! Love the color, visiting from MMS.

  10. The color you chose for this is just perfect. Someone is going to snap it up quickly!