Remember way back to last year when my friend Terri gave me a bunch of stuff from her deceased uncle’s house? They were cast off items that no one in the family wanted.
This small table was among the pile and it needed a little bit of repair. A couple of the corner supports were missing and one of the supports at the bottom was broken where it attaches to the table leg. Luckily I have my secret weapon, Ken.
He made short work of replacing those corners and repairing that cross piece.
Ken made these repairs in short order, but then I let the table sit for ages.
I finally pulled it out last spring and painted it with two coats of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Flow Blue. It started to chip like mad, and I felt like the red stain was bleeding through just a bit on the top. So I shoved the table aside and worked on other projects because I didn’t feel like dealing with it. I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this, right?
Flash forward another several months to a week or so ago. I pulled this table out of the back of the workshop and realized maybe it wasn’t all that bad. I sanded it vigorously to remove any chipping paint.
This photo shows a good example of what milk paint will look like on unfinished wood (the repaired corner piece) v. over previously finished wood.
Then I decided to add a stencil to the top.
I feel like the small amount of stain bleed-thru was totally negated by the heavy chipping and the addition of the stencil.
I finished the table with some Miss Mustard Seed furniture wax.
You may have caught a glimpse of the finished table last week when I posted the cane back chair.
It’s a sweet little side table that can be easily moved around to wherever it is needed.
It’s being added to the pile for my upcoming occasional sale!
For those of you who are local, the date has been officially chosen and is Saturday, October 8. It’s only a month away, yikes! Lucky I’m taking a stay-cation from the day job this week to get some stuff done.