Red Tier Table

I found this cute little two tiered table at the thrift store a few weeks back, I paid a little bit more than I wanted to for it, but it was so darn cute and very sturdy. It sat in my car for a week and on my porch for another! So after two weeks of waiting for some new life to be bred into it, I finally grabbed a can of metallic gold spray paint and gave it a quick once over. I know, you’re probably thinking “WHAT? Spray paint?…on wood…? ewh”. But I assure you, I took a class one day and this is what I learned as being an acceptable practice for distressing a piece of furniture. I have to admit as a die hard refinisher, spray painting a perfectly good wood table felt very wrong. Lol. Once the sparkly gold paint dried I pulled out my favorite Annie Sloan chalk paint in primer red, and on it went. Oh how I’ve missed being crafty! I pulled back and looked at this dark mess of paint and thought to myself, “I really should have stripped it and stained it…no way is THAT gonna come out good!” After awhile I did a little extra distressing with a sponge and a few good rubs here and there and let it dry some more. The final touch was the mis mash of dark and clear finishing wax, globbed onto my now distressed brush I liberally splattered all over the table…this is so much fun! The final, final step was rubbing off the excess and polishing it. I have to admit, it came out quite a bit nicer than I ever expected it to and now I’m pondering whether to take it to the Ramona Farmers Market with me tomorrow or leave it at home cause it matches desk I painted primer red – minus the gold underneath…but it’s never too late to have a do over!!! I’m sure in the this adorbs little table will make it on the truck, and when it does you better snatch it up quick before I change my mind! I’ll be asking $40 for it.

 

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