A Swan Table Makeover

I have a quick furniture makeover to share with you today, the third incarnation of our Indonesian Swan Wine Table.

Swan Table After

Before I get into the details of this makeover I have to apologize yet again for the crappy photos. As I mentioned in my previous post I got a fancy Nikon DSLR camera for Christmas. I thought I was making great strides in learning the bells and whistles of how it worked. When I previewed the pictures in my photo editing software they looked pretty darn good and I was proud of myself. But when I uploaded them onto the blog they got all funky on me. I haven't a clue why this is happening. My last post using this camera didn't do this, H.E.L.P!  If  any of you know what the issue might be I'd love to hear from you!
UPDATE January 26, 2015:
I finally figured out the problem and have since replaced the original photos in this post.  I had to turn off the "photo enhance" function in my Google+ settings!

Back to the makeover...
I bought this table several years ago at a furniture liquidation store for under $40.00.  Originally it was a dark walnut color.  In the 90's, long before I knew anything about milk or chalk paint, I gave it a makeover using white latex paint and Antique Gold Rub 'n Buff.

Swan Table Before Second Makeover

I love this table but the semi-gloss sheen and the gold antiquing had to go. So I mixed up a 50/50 ratio of Pure White and Old White chalk paint and gave it two coats. Using sanding blocks and a lot of elbow grease I distressed it back to the original stain. Then I added a coat of clear wax followed by dark wax only in the crevices to bring out all those details.

Swan Table Legs

Much better now! I adore the swan legs and three-footed base, don't you? I've never seen another like it until a couple of years ago when one was featured in I believe Style at Home Magazine.

Swan Table three-footed base

Even though it is categorized as a wine table, the scale is perfect for a bedside table in our master bedroom.

Swan Wine Table used as a bedside table

Swan Table Top

We have an ambitious project going on in the master bedroom at the moment and so I was going to switch it up a bit and move this table to our living room.

Swan Table After Makeover

Swan Table Top View 2

But then realized it would fit perfectly on the opposite side of the bed adjacent to our new...

...can't tell you yet but here's a little sneak peak.

Swan Table and sneak peak at new project

If you want to see how we made the headboard you can see it here From Old 5-Panel Door To Headboard.


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