I told y'all I have a ton of projects to catch up on & I meant it! I think I might be posting every day this week to get caught up. This one was a stretch for me (I think there is a BIG difference between being artistic and being creative… I am NOT artistic, but I am creative. I think to pull off a top like this, you need to be artistic. Which, might I remind you, I am not.) But it was fun to try something new, even if it is sweltering hot outside.
This table was a goodwill find and I'm not even going to tell you what I paid for it, because it is almost embarrassing. They practically gave it to me. That may have had something to do with the awful table-top these gorgeous legs once held. At some point (I'm guessing 70's?) someone took the original top (which must have been amazing) and replaced it with this formica beauty.
First thing I did was carry it to the curb. And someone (not the garbage man!) picked it up, which made me happy. You know what they say about one man's trash being another's treasure!
Here are the legs...
Here is my husband trying to figure out the best way to attach the base to it's new top. I painted the base in a creamy off-white (not sure the color, maybe matched heirloom white? the top of the can is so covered in paint, I don't know anymore!), then added the stained & stenciled top.
Although I am happy with the result, I'm still undecided about the stenciled top. What do you think? I sanded through it several times & also put a coat of stain over the paint (Martha Stewart's aegean is the color of the stencil). The jury is still out for me. Its certainly different from anything I've ever done, but I think I need to stick to the stuff I know :)
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