Y’all I ’bout peed my pants in the
Here’s the catalyst
Need I say more?
I didn’t think so.
Where I live library tables are few and far between. On my budget? Even fewer. I actually own two of them. One I bought at an auction probably 20+ years go and the other one I inherited from my Mama. I honestly think every home needs one. They are super versatile. My Mama used hers in her bedroom as a desk. Ours is in our living room. It’s a great place to work, like on the laptop and we also serve hordervers and drinks on it.
Cause we’re crazy like that:)
Now remember, my max buy in these days on a piece to sell is $50. So when I saw this one for that price. . . .
I. Went. Nuts.
This makeover currently hold the record for the fastest sand down ever. It took me exactly seven minutes to take off what finish was left on this top. There were a few deeper gouges but I really don’t worry about those. I finish most of my tops with Annie Sloan Dark Wax and I really like how it settles right in to those spaces. Character folks.
For me, it’s better to keep larger pieces of furniture more neutral. I chose a medium value gray for this one and I’m really pleased with my results.
You know, I keep a few ( because they are $38 per quart) paint colors in quarts in my arsenal as what I call ‘Staple’ colors. Im just about to add Annie Sloan French Linen to that list.
It is the perfect gray.
The top turned out really well.
And those knobs?
I dug them out of my knob stash.
They are porcelain. I found them at Hobby Lobby about a year ago for $2 each.
Where ever Mamma goes , Emmitt goes.
As I was painting I found a little surprise tucked up under the lip of the table top.
I always wonder as I’m working on a piece, ‘Where’d you come from?
Where have you been?
Who loved you first?’
Well in this case I love you now.
And I promise to find you a lovely new home.
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