Mr. Frugalista, who has become my "Official" lunch hour
Being veneer I didn't have the option of sanding it to the bare wood. Carefully I used the mouse sander to remove any knicks and scratches. Then I filled in the deeper gouges with Dynamic Dyna Patch Pro, my favorite non shrinking filler (I'm not being compensated for saying that - just sharing the love).
I painted the entire table with three coats of ASCP in Old White and the details with French Linen and oh I am loving this color!
The table looked gorgeous and I could have given it some clear wax and called it a day buuuuuut Mama can't leave well enough alone. Needing to inject some personality into my pieces I gave the top some stenciled goodness with a Damask Birds of Paradise graphic. It's actually part of an Allover stencil design to be used on a wall but why limit it's use! I used the small image of this stencil on the inside doors of the Small Armoire Makeover.
Using the larger Birds of Paradise image I stenciled it onto the table with a couple of coats of French Linen. Those pretty birds needed to pop so I went over the French Linen with a couple of coats of Duck Egg. Lov'n it!
The plan was to keep the table "clean"...no distressing...no dark wax. Never say never because that is exactly what I ended up doing. Why? Because I really wanted the stencil to look aged. It looked odd having the stencil aged and the table clean so I just kept going with the sandpaper and dark waxaroo!
I wish I had a house with multiple rooms because I would really like to keep this sweet table but the reality is I don't and so I will sadly have to bid it farewell.