Sunday, June 29, 2008


Stripped down,ready for refinishing. You can see what was on the legs, as I intended to paint over that. The top was stained a generic wood stain, and had a black line painted to make a frame on the top. Took a lot of elbow grease to eradicate that black line. (And fingernail polish remover).

Legs and underside painted a garnet red. "American Accents" by Rustoleum, highly glossy, and a terrific paint. Bought it right off the shelf at Lowes.

Finished! Notice the doggie in the background. I stained the top with a red mahogany stain, applied a rub on decal (magnolia flowers) and polyurathaned it. It's gorgeous.

Close up of the decal. It's magnolia flowers and strawberries (with a pansy thrown in for color). Covered with polyuratane, it looks painted on. I think this decal "makes" the table. Mr. Laura says the table looks like an antique--high praise indeed. I'm very pleased with the outcome. It actually looks like I envisioned it would.

Next project? Perhaps I'll tackle the pressed wood end tables I have. They really need some help.


Grace Tyler said...

That is just gorgeous! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Just darling! I love the deep red color. Jealous? Moi? *gnashing teeth*

~Dulcie Anne

Laura Hamby said...

Thanks, Grace and Dulcie. :D


Jennie Adams said...

Good job, Laura. Now, would you like to come to my house and do some refurbishing.....?


Laura Hamby said...

Sure, Jennie. Send me the airline ticket, and I'm *there*. ;))