Sometimes I share favorite finds of Facebook like the marmalade jar I picked up, or a fun flashcard. Usually, these favorites stay with me ... at least for a while! And posting on facebook is just quick & easy. This find, however, I felt deserved a post all it's own.
This was a bit of a long process. My prior coffee table (below)was a re-graced piece too. I had the new-to-me, older coffee table out in the garage, see, waiting for me to get to it. But around flea market time, projects for me wait. But storing coffee tables takes up a fair amount of space, so one had to go, and I knew which I loved. So the first re-graced coffee table went into my booth. A gal bought it for a wedding gift- awesome, right?! In the post flea market, catch up on usual house stuff (oh and did I mention we were in the middle of a huge yard re-landscaping?) it took longer than I wanted for me to get back to this coffee table. so, sure, for a while we used just the trunk as a coffee table. It wasn't quite the right size, but it stood in well.
I painted this coffee table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. It is a lovely, classic color. Can you believe the glass knob was there when I bought the piece. And, yes, I bought it in Pocatello. And a yardsale. It is amazingly heavy and sturdy!
Although a different tray on the table would give stage better, this one has photos of our family on a vacation. And this is how it actually lives in my home, not for staging and photos. For us.
I don't have any amazing trick to create this texture, wish I did! The finish on the table was old, and cracking and chipping in a few lovely places, plus some gouges. I use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on many pieces, because of the way it works with an underlying texture and distresses beautifully. I sealed this piece with Annie Sloan Wax. Although I had initially wanted to keep the top a stained wood, there is a big burn mark on the top. I did attempt to sand it down, but I would have made a crater in the wood, or sanded completely thru the top, in order to remove it. The paint covered it amazingly well. My tv console is a repurposed and re-graced dresser that is painted with a wood top, so actually this piece fully painted works well with it.
And I just can't get enough of those legs!