This little table was one of the fastest makeovers I’ve EVER done, I have to say. And probably one of my personal favorites as well. It is also a perfect tutorial in embracing imperfection.
I gave up Perfect a long time ago.
I highly recommend it.
The top of this desk is a veneer. And loose veneer at that. Let’s just get this out of the way right now. I’m afraid of veneer. So I did not dare sand it.
The only thing I used on it was Miss Mustard Seed hemp oil.
I am completely good with the variations in color. This wood is beautiful anyway you look at it.
The table was also missing a toe.
Well, it was actually missing two toes but I found one in a drawer. That didn’t bother me either.
The drawer knobs are attached to the drawer front with pegs instead of screws.
So for the very first time in my illustrious furniture painting career I did two things.
I painted this piece in one coat of the Duck Egg chalk paint and I sanded the entire piece lightly with a medium grit sanding sponge. And I’m right here to tell you that it changed the color. I can’t explain it but the color became much richer, more saturation and feels like silk.
I also did NOT use soft wax on it. I finished it off with the hemp oil. I just wiped it on with a tee shirt scrap of a rag.
Right now it’s sitting in my livingroom, mostly so I can look at it as much as possible. Eventually I will moving it to out guest room, where I LOVE to read and take naps with Emmitt 🙂
He thinks his Mama is the best person to nap with.