A Federal style sideboard that has seen better days.
Not too terrible, just a lot of normal wear and a little missing veneer.
I guess if your between 70 and 80 years old you have earned the right to a little wear.
The first thing I did with this piece is to scrape off the loose veneer with a putty knife, but there was a section that was re glued and was proving to be too stubborn to peel off. I used a hair dryer on high heat aimed directly at the section of veneer that I wanted to remove. The heat softened the glue and allowed me to scrape off the last bit.
A little glue remained on the wood but with a little sandpaper it came right off.
After I paint a piece I always sand it smooth, I don’t like a bumpy finish. A lot of people do, I don’t.
So when I sand the furniture I wanted other colors to come through and not just the color of the wood.
With this piece I did a rough coat of Duck Egg Blue all over and then added random spots of Coco and Pure White. These colors compliment Country Grey which I used as the top coat.
It doesn’t look pretty and it is not completely covered but it does not need to be.
Some of the paint is thicker and this will make it a little raised when I paint the final coat of Country Grey.
Below is the sideboard drying after I have completely covered it with Country Grey.
And the after.And the after with a dog that would not get out of the way.
This is a little side table, occasional table, plant stand, ornate decorative bright and colorful whatever you want to call it if you figure it out let me know table.
Love painting these styles. Fun to paint and it goes pretty quick.
Instant results, instant gratification.
Bought it at auction a couple of weeks ago and of course my husband gave me the “really?” look.
It’s OK, I am getting used to it.
Actually I think he is getting used to it.
Another plus on this style of table is that I can move it myself. It does not take two of us to heft it to the basement then heft it to the store.
Here is the before….
Not bad, just boring.
And water stained.
Thanks for visiting….
Belle, my pretty little square table.
Pictures do you no justice.
I have painted your legs with Country Gray by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Rubbed you until you are soft and smooth with the clear wax.
Your bare top with the natural wood really makes the edges stand out.
You are perfectly square little table that stands tall,
Taking your place in my foyer.
But do you need your top painted too?
Will it make you more complete?
What do you suggest?
What should I do?
She is not perfect.
She has a few flaws.
Please give me your suggestions.
I would really like to hear.