I guess when you look at the before picture of the table you don’t see anything wrong with it. Except maybe the color? Not everyone likes a bright green, although I have seen it is going to be the color of the year.
Someone did like its companion and bought that table but this poor little thing sat and sat. I finally decided when you do not like the color repaint it.
The base coat is in an aqua. People like aqua so I decided to redo this one the same way I painted the beachy table. But with a bit of a difference. I decided to go with a light beachy blue color mixed in with salt wash.
Now I have a confession to make. After I got the table painted and started sanding it down I didn’t like it. Long story short I sanded most of the paint off and started all over again. I am sure those of you who paint furniture may end up doing this from time to time.
So this time I mixed up my DIY chalk paint recipe with the Saltwash and repainted the table. Once it was dry I did a wash in a lighter color of the DIY chalk paint. I liked it much better.
Now some of the green is peaking through but for some reason the table looks better to me. I just love sanding and watching the effect the Saltwash has on a piece. It gives it such character. I ended up using the orbital and mouse sander with some hand sanding thrown in. I went from 80 grit to 120 with a final hand sanding using 1200 grit sandpaper wrapped around a sanding sponge.
Then after 2 coats of clear wax using the waxing brush, I applied a coat of dark wax. Each coat of wax was buffed with a soft rag and the buffing brush. It brought it up to a nice luster.
Now the plan was to staple chicken wire to the underside of the glass table top like I did with the Beachy Table. The plan got sidetracked because I decided to glue rope to the grooves at the top and bottom of the table. It kind of reminds me of the mirror I did in Saltwash and added the rope.
I dabbed hot glue on the tip of the rope so it doesn’t unravel. Do this on the end you cut and the end of from the roll. Place the end in the groove and measure to the other side, use a straight edge razor to cut the rope. You may need to use scissors but it depends on how sharp the blade is. Then glue the edge. Run a bead of glue along the edge of the grove and push the rope in.
I think it makes for a nice look, don’t you? Maybe it is good when you do not like the color repaint it. For the time being the table is in the master bedroom although it will eventually make its way to Shoppe No. 5 🙂
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