Monday, November 4, 2013

A Fancy Little Coffee Table

This is a magical little table.  It can be set up like a million ways. 

Not really. 

But it is at least 4 tables in one.

Coffee Table #1!

Laurie and I picked this up at an estate sale a couple of months ago and I painted it for OUR estate sale.

It was charming, but a little beat up.

I wanted to paint it fancy-like, but didn't want the pressure of trying to get it perfect. 

Perfect sucks. 

Actually, perfect is perfect. What sucks is not being able to DO perfect.

So I generally try to accomplish deliberately IMperfect.

I used my Powder River Lakota White (2 coats) over the entire table(s). Then I used Powder River Silverado as a wash on everything except the top. The top I painted solid Silverado and then sanded back to show some of the Lakota White.

Coffee Table #2 with Side Tables!

I accented the recessed areas in the trim area with a silver acrylic paint.  All the edges of the table and the horizontal bands on the sides were coated with Viva Inka Gold in silver - a product which I really loved by the way. It is a combination of metallic paint and natural bees wax. The directions say to apply with a rag, but I liked using my fingers. The warmth of my finger made the product easier to apply.

Coffee Table #3!
I can't say that I had ever seen a table like this before. We sold it to a girl from Brazil. She liked it because it was very "American" and there was not any furniture like this in Brazil. I told here there wasn't furniture made like this in the U.S these days either. It's not that the quality was so excellent, but the versatility was pretty unusual.

Coffee Table #4!
The picture below shows the accent treatment a little more clearly. The Viva Inca product was quite sparkly and metallic in person. It also polished up just like any other wax product.

The entire piece was waxed with Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax. All the sanding I did on the top surface made the top hard and smooth like glass.  Don't forget - you can learn more or purchase Powder River Paint here. You can purchase Miss Mustard Seed paints and waxes here.

My Brazilian "buyer" also bought a side table painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperors Silk. I hope she enjoys her American made and hand painted furniture! Maybe I'll get Brazilian famous!

Make something wonderful today!


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NanaDiana said...

Wow! That is some table. It is perfect~~~~!!!! xo Diana

Art and Sand said...

I have never seen a table like that - it would be fun to have.

You did a great job of bringing it into today's decor.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I've never seen a table like that either, and I adore it. Now I'm going to have to find one. Does it have a name of some kind so I can search for it? Love your paint job and you are already Missouri famous!

Bliss said...

I'm not even gonna comment on you getting famous for a Brazilian.

Nita Stacy said...

Very pretty. I love the way you painted this. I've never seen a table like this.

Little Miss Maggie said...

In all my years I have never seen a table like that one, Karen. What a great find and a great makeover too.

Unknown said...

Love it! Thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great day!
House on the Way

Unknown said...

Love it! Thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great day!
House on the Way

Christy James said...

What a cool table(s)!! I love how you finished it. I've scrolled through several of your posts and your perfectly IMperfect approach to painting works. I love your painting style!XO

Anonymous said...

Superb designs!! All designs are ingenious and best for all types of homes. I would like to choose the #4 on for my home. Thanks for sharing this post.

Anonymous said...

Cool! Never have I seen a table configured like that.
It is really neat. You did a beautiful job refinishing it.

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

You coffee table is so cute! I love the idea of the three tables together. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.


Toodie said...

That is the coolest coffee table I have EVER seen! And it is completely PERFECTLY IMPERFECT. I would buy that from you in a heartbeat if I lived there. Beautifully done!


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