This first table I got at a yard sale for $10. It was all scuffed up and the finish was bad. It apparently used to have a piece of glass in the middle of it from a former life. Nonetheless it was a sturdy little bugger and because I love sofa tables I loaded it up and brought it home.
Here's the before:
Good bones! I like that!
This was a pretty quick job. First I lightly sanded the whole piece. I didn't bother to prime because I was going to sand some of the edges and I wanted the dark wood peeking through. Next I applied a couple of coats of leftover green paint that I had used on this back in July. After the green paint was on, I lightly sanded the edges so that the wood could peek through, then I lightly glazed the whole piece with Valspar Antiquing Glaze.
I got creative when replacing the center. I didn't want glass there, but a chalkboard! I went to Home depot and had a small thin sheet of wood cut to fit the center. Next I sanded, primed and painted it with chalkboard paint like this. Then I glued it into the center and used black grout around the chalkboard. It looked marvelous!
My children and even Mr. Big [House/small apartment] loved it too!
It's so neat how chalkboards bring out the kid in all of us.
The next table I don't have a before picture of. I know, I know - I'm getting better though! I bought this table at a yard sale for $5. It's top was beyond repair and it was actually in two pieces. First I fixed and sanded it, and used the leftover green paint - and it looked like this:
A little boring don't you think?
All those great grooves really called antiquing glaze as well. So I painted the glaze on and wiped it off with a wet rag, making sure glaze stayed in each groove. The result was amazing!
Here's a closer look -
We wound up selling this one for a pretty penny too! I hadn't intended on selling it, but after I got it home it was lower than my couch and awkward as an end table. So rather than have it go to waste, I became a furniture flipper for this piece! Too fun! Need to make a little money here in there to fuel the next project.
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