Are your eyes bigger than your ability to complete projects? I think that may be my problem. But I am trying to look the other way when I see something on the curb. So this drawer is something I got about a year or two ago. From the curb. I left the dresser. It was going to be a dog bed but instead, I decided to create a unique table from a drawer.
Plus I had the prettiest chair legs for it. The legs came from another curbside find. And I needed something unique for a display for my booth. And you know I love taking bits of pieces of chairs and creating things such as dog bed or a picture hanger.
Since it was in the garage so long I had to dig it out from underneath an old chair. Unload the junk I was storing in it and clean it out. It is not an expensive or well-made but I liked the detail.
Putting the Table Together
The legs also have nice detail and they really go together. Getting to work on it, I had to figure out how to attach the legs. I couldn’t remove the bolts that were sticking out from the side on the top so I did the next best thing…I sawed off the top of the chair legs. Then I drilled pilot holes through the bottom of the drawer and the top of the chair legs.
The wood on the chairs is very hard. I didn’t want to drill too far so I took a piece of painters tape and wrapped it around the drill bit based on the length of the screws. You only drill to the edge of it. Before I screwed the screws in, I dipped the leg in wood glue. Take a washer and screw and start putting it all together.
Painting the Table
Let me back up a minute. I made a sign for the booth from some vintage tiles and reclaimed wood. That is the color inspiration for this table. For this project, I used Poppie’s Paint Powder. Poppie’s is an additive to create a chalk-like texture. It can be mixed into any paint and it is a quality natural paint product. I like paints where I only have to mix up the quantity that I need for a project. I have completed other projects using Poppie’s Paint Powder on this vintage table and the LEGO tray.
The first coat of paint is so rich. As you can see, the first coat of paint covered the table completely. And I didn’t sand it or DE gloss it. And as you can see from the before pictures the finish is a brown glossy finish yet now it is the rich turquoise color.
One coat of paint did the job. I did go back over areas I may missed. Now I love to layer colors but for this project I decided to stop at the one color. I lightly sanded some areas but I didn’t do a heavy distressing.
The final step was to wax with a clear wax. Then I used the dark wax on the legs and face of the drawer. I put the original drawer pulls back on after I clean them. They are a little different and there is no need to change them out. I think I will be on the lookout for another drawer to make another unique piece of furniture.
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