Do you remember me mentioning the Eastlake table that I purchased at a garage sale earlier this summer?
I made a classic mistake when purchasing it. I didn’t look under the items sitting on top of the table in order to fully judge the condition. I knew that it would need a little gluing and a new paint job, but I was thinking I would strip the top and leave it wood.
It wasn’t until after I’d paid for it that I realized it had a giant, deep burn mark in the top.
There was no way I could salvage the wood finish with that flaw.
However, I could fill the spot with some Dixie Belle Mud and then paint the top along with the rest of the table. In the end, that seemed like the best way to fully disguise that burn.
I simply used a putty knife to fill the giant burn hole crater (OK, maybe a little bit of an exaggeration). I let the first application dry and then added a second just to make sure it was going to sand flat.
Once that dried, I sanded the entire piece and then painted it with a couple of coats of Dixie Belle’s Caviar.
I sanded to distress the edges and then finished it with some of Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in Black.
And the end result is a fairly good looking side table with no discernible burn marks.
The carving on the legs is such a pretty detail.
I hauled the table outside on Monday evening after I got home from work. The light was just perfect and I love staging photos of furniture surrounded by fallen leaves.
I just added a caged pumpkin, some magazines …
and a chair.
Although really I think this table would be better suited as a bedside table, there was no way I was going to haul a bed out there for a photo shoot 😉
I’ll be taking this table in to Reclaiming Beautiful (the shop in Stillwater where I occasionally sell my items) tonight, so if any of you locals are in need of a bedside table either let me know asap or else be sure to head out to Reclaiming Beautiful this weekend.
As always, although Dixie Belle provided the products I used for this post, all opinions are my own!