I had purchased this table for my bestie. She had called and asked if I would keep my eye out for a round table. When I found this, I snatched it up.
She had decided that she wanted painted light grey with black glaze. Easy enough, right? Well, here was my first mistake. I hadn't finished it yet, so I put a blanket over it. The next morning, I went to take the blanket off, and this is what I found.
One of my kids had spilled a whole container of bubbles on the blanket. Which sat there all night. The paint just peeled right off.
I then decided that I was going to be a mean friend and let her fix it herself. She did not want to, so I put it aside for a couple of months.
While working on another project I accidentally spilled a whole bunch of aqua paint right on the table. Looked like it was going to be painted aqua. How bad could it be? Aqua is such a pretty color. Here is what it looked like. I'll let you be the judge.
I was not a fan. Don't get me wrong, I love aqua, but it was just all sorts of wrong on this table.So out came my electric sander and I got to work.
First I gave it two coats of dark grey. I didn't want the aqua showing through, so I used latex. I then gave it a whitewash. This is my absolute favorite finish of furniture. I have done a couple of pieces in this finish, and they are always my favorite. I then did a layer of wax to make sure that it was protected.
Yes, this is my living room, and this is where it is staying. I just happened to need a coffee table. I love it. It fits perfectly in my home. I am pretty good about not keeping my pieces. Have you ever heard the phrase "The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes"? That is me. While I make pretty furniture, my house needs some serious love. It is getting better now that my children are getting older. I wasn't a fan of my things being broken by little hands, so after I had my kids, I quit putting decorations out. Now that they are 2 and 4, they understand to not ruin mommy's things.
Here are some more pictures