I am so lucky to have friends who give me furniture! I’ve received some treasures and am forever grateful for the freebies. When a friend gave me these round tables, she also gave a beautiful coffee table. Queen Anne style table legs and solid wood. Lots of potential. I was excited to work on it!
The table before was a reddish brown stain. I couldn’t wait to get the top sanded down and restain it. Especially after I started to sand and saw the wood grain. The old finish hid the beauty beneath.
Here’s the top with the first coat of stain. I used Provincial by Minwax. The same stain on my antique commode and the dining table I recently worked on. It’s fun to see the difference between each piece, all made of different wood. With the commode, the stained wood took a warm red brown and with the other pieces, it was a slightly yellow brown.
The base colour was a hard decision. I didn’t want to paint it white or black….and that’s as far as I planned. I went back and forth between possibilities: French linen,Boxwood, a teal or a custom colour. Finally I chose Fusion mineral paint Renfrew Blue. Its a beautiful teal.
After some light distressing with a wet sponge, I applied clear wax, buffing with a soft cloth.
The teal with the stained top is a great combo. They boost each other’s confidence and make the table just beautiful!
I think my goal this week will be to finish up the little projects I’ve put off for awhile. Mirrors, chalkboards and half finished chairs. Fun!