I'm so excited to show this project to you!!
This table was my grandma's, she kept pictures of all her grandkids on it right at the top of the stairs as you entered her living room. I like to imagine how she would react if I was able to show it to her.
I think she'd like it :)
It was a bit dark and drab when I got it.
But I saw just how beautiful it could be. I started by stripping the top with some gel stripper and sanding it by hand. Then I dry brushed some pure white chalk paint on by lightly dipping my paint brush in the paint and dabbing on a paper towel before brushing it onto the table. I did two coats this way before deciding it was done and putting a coat of clear wax on. For the wood top all I did was wax it! No stain or anything, it was so stinking gorgeous the way it was I wanted to keep it looking exactly as it was!
Seriously. Look at that wood. Laid in a herringbone pattern with an inlay! It's as smooth as a baby's bottom too. Love it.
Another of my favorite parts is the flower detail on the apron.
I struggled with the decision to keep the table or not. If I hadn't taken it it probably would have just been donated, so hopefully no family member would take offense to me selling it. I love it and how it turned out but I don't really have the right place for it in my home....something you should know about me is that I'm a purger not a hoarder. If there's ever any question of wether I should keep something or not I always go with NOT. So I am putting it up for sale on my Shop! page and will enjoy it in my living room until it sells :)
(I know it doesn't look bad in there, it's just not what I have in mind....)