The Hubs and I regularly go to historical downtown Brunswick, Georgia. It’s simplest about an hour up I-ninety five, and there are several secondhand fixtures shops we love to go to. Not to mention, the delicious food and hospitality at our favorite watering hollow, Tipsy McSway’s. Here is a bit records that changed into taken from their website.
While having a chunk to each, we soon located out that we had been smack dab in the center of an Elvis Impersonator Convention! It changed into a lot a laugh! There were several Elvis impersonators installation on every rectangular downtown, making a song, and dancing. Busloads of people filed in the tiny pub to refresh earlier than the subsequent overall performance. Of route, I couldn’t resist a image!
The Story Behind the Coffee Table
Okay, again to the assignment. While travelling one of the secondhand stores, we came across this very precise looking espresso desk. The carvings were beautiful!
This desk had a tale at the back of it. The shop owner explained that there has been a nearby craftsman who used teak wooden for all of his initiatives, who had on account that surpassed away. I knew the desk could be coming domestic with me. I fell in love!
The tabletop had intense damage in a few places (it’s tough to peer within the photograph, however there has been damage). I am not positive what the harm was from, however there have been several holes.
However, the base of the table changed into strong and had minimum harm. See the lovable little drawer? And, at a rate tag of most effective $40.00, what turned into there to lose?
DIY Coffee Table Makeover
We had no longer had a coffee desk in years. I felt it became time to change that. The grand toddlers were older now, so no issues approximately them falling and bumping their heads.
We were given it domestic and punctiliously inspected it. The Hubs determined to construct a new top. The damage turned into sizeable and we knew it had to be robust due to the fact it might get plenty of use!
Waverly Inspirations White Chalk Finish Paint
Minwax Dark Walnut Stain
Let the makeover start! He decided to apply 1×four’s to construct the new top. While he labored at the top, I were given busy on the bottom. I gave it a good cleansing with Lysol spray purifier. The one small drawer additionally were given a good cleansing.
I did now not want to cover the desk with paint completely. But I felt it wanted something. I am no longer a large fan of the blonde wooden appearance so, I determined to use a whitewash. My pieces in my living room are for most people, white with barn crimson being the accessory colour. A whitewash could supply it a bit coloration, but not take away entirely from the carvings and the wood.
It was a truthful system. I dampened my paintbrush tip with water, after which slightly dipped it in the paint. I then applied the coloration with the brush in lengthy strokes, gently.
The Hubs finished up the top. Isn’t it a beauty!
You can see every other assignment in which we delivered wooden to an existing piece HERE.
We decided to use Minwax Dark Walnut stain to complete it off and give it a lovely shade. The top turned into attached with rusty nails that the Hubs determined in his stash. This surely gave it a farmhouse vibe! I love using antique nails! The entire piece became sealed with one coat of Polycrylic.
Here are a few photos in our residing room. I plan to buy a cowhide rug off of Amazon to move below. We receive many compliments on our espresso table!
Click HERE to look our armoire mission. We delivered wood to the lower back to present it a farmhouse sense.
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