Another Salvaged Table Project
I found this baby roadside waiting for the garbage truck. Hiding behind a really nice wood headboard and footboard which made me stop, alas the van had the rear seats in and with two kids in tow I had no room and darn it if I wasn’t so short I would have strapped that to the roof for another bench project. But I made room to salvage this table ” Note to self…keep a Step ladder in the van!”
Next came the distressing to age her up a bit, she’s an old broad afterall… then came the waxing…..first a coat of light then dark. Annie’s dark aging wax I had to work with a bit, wax on wax off to achieve a look that wasn’t forced. Being an older piece I wanted a naturally aged appearance. I put way to much dark on at first and had to go back over with the light wax to remove just the right amount.
But what to replace the leather with? hmmm… thought about decoupage But I just couldn’t find the right paper large enough or the right color. By the way….anyone know of a great paper supplier other than Pearls In South Florida? I’m thinking wallpaper would be a good choice for furniture, great selection and large pieces. Anyone try it? I would love to hear how that worked out.
Back to the pieces center section, maybe something metal, tin ceiling tile? no to uneven, diamond plate? no to industrial, copper or zinc would look great. Anyone price copper lately? Yikes…. even the plastic faux tin ceiling tiles are $20 each, not to mention the decorative metal sheets at $35. OK,choice made, done….more paint it is… I decided to go with a pop of metal. copper was to orange hued , silver to cohesive..
In the end I chose Martha Stewart’s Metallic Paint in Cast Bronze from Home Depot and a stencil for the top. I figured Bronze was a good choice against the brown undertones of the cocoa but I didn’t like the dappled effect of the sponge pouce so I went ahead and painted over the stencil lines by hand. I decided to finish off the top with some more Zissner’s for durability.
Picture taking inside my house is horrible, the lighting stinks and I had a hard time capturing the details of this salvaged table but here she is all finished. I really like how this piece of trash came out. For those of you who haven’t tried painting furniture, give it a whirl its loads of fun! I find Chalk paint super easy to work with, hopefully this little technique post has inspired you to grab a brush and get painting! Share your latest project I would love to hear about it.
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