Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What a transformation

I often get help from my friends when it come to acquiring furniture to "play" with. That is the case with this table. A friend just dropped by my house hauling this table and asked if I'd want it, and let me decide what I should pay for it. I thought the table had great possibilities although it certainly would take work to bring it back some of it's lost beauty. The table was wobbly, the drawer wouldn't work and the top was a mess. I began the extensive repairs, stripping the finish, sanding and more sanding, the painting. For some reason... I think I was out of my head... I chose to paint the table glossy black. That meant that every little speck of anything showed. So I believe this table got about 5 coats of glossy black paint with a steel wool rub in between to make it sparkle. But it was worth it in the long run. Here's a before and after:

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