Monday, December 16, 2013

Antique Drum Table in Florence

My husband picked up this lovely little table at a local estate sale.  I kind of have a "thing" for drum tables.  This little lady had great details!

She had good bones, but her finish was a little worse for wear.  The apron was really dry and had chipped in a few spots and there were water rings on the top.
I sanded and stained the top in Minwax Dark Walnut.  One of my favorite stains!  Then put two coats of wipe-on poly to seal it.  The base of the table received two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ in Florence.  I lightly distressed and finished it with clear and dark waxes.

And another before and after picture!

I'm really loving the color Florence lately.  Can you see this color in your house?

Long time no post...

Do you ever feel like I'm always telling you how busy I am and I'm always apologizing for the lack of posts?  Well, I'm doing it again.

I did have a very busy Fall preparing for Blue's Fall Gathering, the Murphysboro Fall Walk, and I've been just overwhelmed with commissioned pieces.  In fact, I hoped to be finished with commissioned pieces for the year by December 1st and they just keep coming in.

There will also be some new and exciting changes here at The Painted Chest in the new year.  I can't wait for the details to be hammered out so I can share them with you.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing many before and afters of the pieces that I've been working on for the last couple of months.  So be sure to stop back by!