Remember a couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Old Violet?
Well Old Violet came with siblings and I just finished giving one of them a matching makeover.
This is what IT (I didn't name this piece) looked like before the makeover. It also was a little rough around the edges, had a few scars, and was showing it's age. A testament again, like Old Violet, that they lived life to the fullest!
This baby needed some orbital sander treatment and some scratch and nick repair. Like the sideboard I painted the base and skirt with Old White chalk paint and then lightly distressed it.
The casters were all intact and working fine but they looked pretty beat up and rusty. After giving them a scrub I rubbed them with silver buff, letting some of the rusty goodness seep through.
The top was painted in French Linen chalk paint. Table tops get so much wear and tear that rather than using a clear wax finish I applied a couple of layers of Tough Coat. Once dry I brushed on some dark wax and removed the excess.
Of course I couldn't stop there. I decided to add an element of surprise when the extension leaf was flipped open. I transferred and hand painted the same graphic that I used on Old Violet.
Here's a close up.
With the extension leaf the table seats 8. (I apologize for my crappy makeshift back drop. I had to take the photos downstairs where I don't have a wall to be had to use as a back drop.)
Without the extension leaf the table seats 6. Again I apologize for the back drop (must fix this problem). Anyone have any suggestions? What do you use, besides a wall, for your back drop?
Next on the workbench queue is the last of Old Violet's siblings. Sadly only four survived!