This table was Country with a capital "C" when I found it. It was so fresh on the floor of the local Goodwill, the staff had barely had time to walk away after placing it when I called them back to carry it out!
I struggled with what to do with it… the whole thing is solid wood, with the exception of the trim around the table top. It is laminate, or resin, or something. I thought about stripping & staining the top, but wondered if it would look weird because the whole top wouldn't be the same?
Here are the before shots…
Do you see the detail on the trim? They are HEARTS. Oh my early 90's, country style goodness. My goal was to make the hearts disappear.
Somehow, I got no 'during' pictures. So, here you go…
The first picture is without the two huge leaves. The rest of the pictures, I believe, include the leaves.
I painted the whole piece in Paris Gray chalk paint (after doing 4 pieces in in, I'm about to have to order more. It lasts a long time.) Then I distressed only the legs & trim (I left the top untouched) and added some clear & dark wax.
I really, really love it. It might have to live here for a while before I sell it!
If you look closely, you can still see the hearts. But I took a poll of family & neighbors, and no one noticed the hearts until I pointed them out!
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