Hi my friends, I wanted to share with you what I was working on this weekend.
In July of ‘2011’ I was able to have a picking adventure with a few of my friends. We actually got to go to a small town in Southern Utah and scavenge through an old barn. If you’d like to read about it go here: My American Pickers Dream.
I discovered this old laundry table that I thought would make such a fun addition to a craft room. Only one problem. . .I didn’t have a craft room. lol! However, I did have an unfinished basement and knew that It was on the list of ‘someday’.
Well, I’m here to tell you that someday has arrived. We will be starting on our basement within the next two weeks.
This weekend I decided to pull the table out of our garage and give it a work over. (Yes, it’s been stored there for that long). Thank goodness we have a large garage.
Here she is with all her rustic charm. After closer inspection I saw that she actually had 3 layers of paint. grey, yellow, and cream. If there had been a bit more color I would have just cleaned her up and left as is. But I thought she needed a new look.
Here there was a dirt spot. When I washed it off you could see the yellow. After it dried the color just disappeared.
Here she is when I finished her. Still rustic, but charming. Well, almost finished her. I may sand the legs a little more. My sand paper was ca-put.
I painted the top Old White using A.S.Chalk paint. Then using a Benjamin Moore paint I gave her mustard colored legs. Finally, the title makes sense. Hee-hee! I hit the edges with a brown glaze just so the distressing would show up. I will finish her with a clear wax.
Notice the chips and dings along the edge? Some people would have filled those in. I love them just the way they are!
I wanted the drawer to stand out so I glazed it slightly more. This is the knob that was on it. May decide to change it to a mustard colored one.
Look at the fun rods with hooks. They are on each end of the table.
I am loving her new look. Now, where to store her for the next two months until she can find her new home in my craft room.
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