This past spring, during the freak warm spell that gave us eighty degree weather in March, I found the cutest little side table at Collette's Vintage & Antique Mall's first Flea market.
It was so cute with it's little curved legs & it was just the right size to go any where. Perfect for a bedside table, or maybe next to the sofa or even in a guest bedroom.
I knew I had to have it the minute I seen it. After alittle haggling I happily took it home with me. Like I mentioned earlier, the weather was so warm for March. We all had spring fever. So I decided to paint this little cutie a nice spring green.
I took the last of my ASCP in "Olive" & added "Old White" to it & voila! The perfect shade of spring green. Then I painted the rest in Old White. A funny thing about old furniture, you never know what is going to rise to the surface until your first coat dries. This piece gave me fits, I kept getting a pinkish bleed leeching to the surface. I tried primer, then I tried Kilz (you know the "Stain blocking primer" NOT!). Then I remembered reading somewhere that if you paint over the stain with flat varnish, let it dry, & paint again the varnish will seal in the bleed. Well, it totally works!!! What a relieve. That little problem was ruining the fun of painting.
With that problem solved, I polished up the original hardware. Added a nice stencil I found at Hobby Lobby (love that place by the way). Did a couple of coats of clear wax & buffed to perfection.
Here is a close up of the top.
This little cutie is now available at Collette's Antique Mall in Burton, Mi. Thanks for visiting, & have a great day! Dee