Showing posts with label table. Show all posts
Showing posts with label table. Show all posts

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Two little orphans - part 2

This is orphan No. 2


Like the first table - Orphan No. 1, I found this when I was out walking with Fifi.  Here's some of the 'before' pictures.  A bit of repair work first!


A lot of damage to the veneer on the top and cracked edges...



So I needed to do quite a bit of sanding and filling before I started with paint.  I decided to use Cream and Old White.  I love the way the paint looks before wax - looks like a snow covered pie top table now.


I then started to sand some of the surfaces to bring out the curves.


I wanted to add some design to this table and printed a VERY primitive heart on the bottom shelf using gold paint.  I repainted over using cream and then sanded the paint away.


A really nice effect I'd like to do more work with.


When the clear wax is added, the cream, white and golden brown of the wood blend into a great finish.


The cream turns a more buttery yellow.


Cute little table now - just needs a new home :-)


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Two little orphans - part 1


So there I was taking Fifi for a walk and I spot two abandoned tables... Poor wee things!

I had a good think as I stood over them, hmmm were they too far gone?  I went and got my car, threw them in the back and took them home for a wash and scrub up.



Here's orphan table 1 - nice little cabriole legs - but has been well and truly knocked around.


After filling in a few splits in the wood and a bit of sanding I got to work.


A couple of coats of French Linen with some Old White around the edge, some light sanding, finishing with clear wax, ET VOILA!  Cute eh?


When you add wax to chalk paint, the colour soaks up the wax and the colour can darken quite a bit, the combination of the grey and white with the shabby finish looked stunning!


No longer the abandoned street kid.


Quite French and fancy in fact.


Fifi has given her approval too.


 Next - orphan number two...

Monday, 4 March 2013

Round Art Deco Table


First of all - apologies to a friend of mine, Anthony Joseph Stevens who may never speak to me again for refurbing a beautiful piece of Art Deco - BUT in my defence may I just point out that this was quite badly chipped and stained?


It's clearly had some glory days and now needs to be reborn and re-loved...


Fifi likes this piece too.  


There were some black marks soaked into the varnish, probably from an evening of martini cocktails? 

Someone's also tried to keep this table alive by revarnishing at some point.

It's difficult to take a really good picture that shows of the beauty of this Art Deco occasional table, a real classic!


After doing the prep work and coating the table with Paloma paint (a light lavender colour) I tested the surface to find out how it would work if I did a bit of sanding.  I loved the gold  colour of the wood as it started to show through of the paint


I also wanted to add a bit of extra style using my favourite Victorian bee decal. This has been traced and hand painted using a gold enamel paint.


Once that was finished, I went to work sanding and then fully sealing all the surfaces using clear wax which creates that wonderful soft shine.


I just love the finished look on this piece of furniture - yup - definitely a favourite!


:-)




LInky party at costal charm

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Claw and Ball Foot Table




I picked this table up and yes, of course I checked I wasn't about to refurb a priceless bit of Chippendale furniture... it's old repro.


In fact, it's al lovely piece of mahogany wood with fine leg detail and claw and ball foot. VERY brown, scratched and chipped from a lifetime of use.



I spent some time thinking about this piece... what colour to paint it?  How to bring out the detail?  I eventually decided to use Duck Egg Blue paint and mixed 50/50 with Old White because I wanted to achieve a lighter shade.


I painted on one coat, then filled and sanded the surface of the table. 




Then after the final coat I waxed with clear wax and went to work with a little bit of dark wax to bring out the detail...


The table is polished to a soft sheen, the ball and claw feet are lovely and so unusual...  No shabbying up this piece other than use of dark wax.