I am true believer in the saying “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”. So a few months ago when I spotted a beat up little table, apparently ready to be discarded on a friend’s porch, I just had to ask about the little table’s future. The reply: “That stuff is all garbage. Take whatever you want.” After a mental happy dance, I stashed it in my car!
Yes, it was beat up and weathered but the shape and the detail was exquisite! And it was all wood, no veneer!
Sanding the top and the shelf revealed a beautiful walnut grain. I decided I would give this cutey a wood and paint finish. I stained the top and shelf in my favourite go-to walnut stain. Using some left over paint, I mixed up some home made chalk paint and painted the rest. After lightly distressing the piece, I topped it off with a few coats of non-yellowing varathane. So easy and so cute!