Sunday, March 11, 2012

French Style Side Table

I found this table at the Goodwill and knew that it would be just the table to try and convert to a French table. The table is not quite done in these pictures, as I want to wax using a dark wax. I am very nervous about this step and that is why I haven't set out to finish the table. In the heated excited to get started on this table, I so totally forgot to take a before picture. Visualize in your mind a sad, dark, drab little table with its finish wasting away and adorned with cigarette burns on its top.

This sweet French table is done in ASCP Paris Grey and Old White. The gold trim is AMOCO Rub 'N Buff Antique Gold. I painted the drawer pulls with the Rub 'N Buff Antique Gold cut with a drop, and I mean drop because it becomes very runny and messy if you add any more than a drop, of turpentine. The handles took two coats of the mixture. Once the Rub 'N Buff was dry, I buffed both the trim and the drawer pulls.

Check back later for an update on the waxing. I am waiting to take it to my ASCP stockist to have her encourage me through my fear. When it is done I will be adding it to my Etsy store.

I will linking this piece with the following:

Furniture Feature Fridays

1 comment:

  1. nice job on the color and gold trim. I know what you mean about being scared of the next step. I have quite a few things I've painted that are waiting for me to continue with the ASCP wax, but I'm stuck. I'll wait and see how you do it before I go on.