She looks quite lovely in her coat of blue.
I used Home Depot's Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Serene.
I don't get paid or advertise for any product, but I will tell you if something is worth the money.
I had a previous post on Black Beauty painted in Carbon. HERE!
The end table was a loner - no twin in sight.
She was headed to the dumpster as she had been overlooked too long and other pieces of furniture were demanding her space.
I will admit she was quite sun-faded, but not sun-damaged.
All the ugliness was limited to the color of the finish, not the finish itself.
She is well-made by an American company in the fifties.
After applying the paint and letting her settle in the cool of the living room for a day or two, I decided on a whim to stencil her top.
Just a little fillip or two.
Word of warning: Do not, I repeat, do not use a cheap stencil.
I thought it was a deal.
But a stencil with NO registration marks?
No repeating pattern?
Talk about driving you crazy.
I got over it and sanded her down for distressing.
Waxed her with clear Minwax.
So how did I "fix" the stencil?
I lightly brushed Serene blue over the spots where the edges of the stencil met unevenly.
It tricks the eye into thinking, "Hey, great stenciling!"
Doesn't she look ravishing in the wilds of the yard?
Yes, I think I see the beginnings of a smile on her face.
Maybe just a shy grin.
And to think she was headed straight to the dumpster when I stepped in to save her..
She is now at Riverfront Antique Mall waiting to be sold.
Note of honesty: I was happily painting away on this beauty - had the drawer out - made sure to paint all around it - painted all along the inside of the table.
Guess what? Painters, you know what happened. There was no way that drawer was going to fit into that space with all that paint.
A whole lot of sanding later, the drawer slides in and out quite nicely.
And I do have a few strands of hair left after pulling out the rest.
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