Donna McCrummen
Donna McCrummen
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Asked on Mar 5, 2012

Here's a table I got free from a CL posting. It had icky slicky black paint.

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The legs are Queen Anne style it's just set on a work table base. I will paint all but the top - that is if I can get it sanded out nice enough to stain. It will be very lightly distressed. What color would you go with?
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  • Terri J
    on Mar 6, 2012

    What colors are in the room where you plan to put it? Or do you plan to sell it? I was thinking along the lines of if you keep it, chose a color that will blend in with what you already have. If you are selling, why not do something that will make it two-tone? Such as deep redish mahogony or walnut stain instead of paint? If painting and slightly distressing, I have seen beautiful things done with lighter gray's, creams, greens... Don't know if that really helps or fits the era, but that is my own taste. Or perhaps like Chocalte?

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 6, 2012

    It will be for sale. The top will be stained with dark walnut the legs and detail I'm thinking a soft green or creamy white. I need to keep it neutral for wide spread appeal. Or something like this...it's called Duck Egg Blue - I used Minwax Provincial stain on the top.

    q here s a table i got free from a cl posting it had icky slicky black paint, painted furniture
  • Terri J
    on Mar 6, 2012

    We agreed on cream's and green's proving that great minds think alike, but I think that cream would be more neutral than the Duck Egg Blue. I love the peace above, but can tell you right now, that it would not go with anything I currently have in my house. That doesn't mean it would not fit in wth other people's stuff, but to me, a creamy white would go much better.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 6, 2012

    I agree - whites have universal appeal. Green is a terrific neutral. This Duck Egg piece is at the store now - the first one I did sold right away.

  • Susan S
    on Mar 6, 2012

    Can't wait to see what you turn this into. I'm sure it'll be fabulous!!

  • 3po3
    on Mar 6, 2012

    A white seems like the mostly broadly appealing option. That is what I would be most likely to buy anyway.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 6, 2012

    @Sheila - a lady at the store told me I was a "gifted artist" of course I didn't didn't argue with her :-) but thought "no, just practiced".

  • It looks as if you are off to a great start!! Practice makes perfect they say. @Shabby - congrats to the excellent work.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 6, 2012

    Thank you HandyAndy.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Mar 7, 2012

    For something different, occasionally try a red, blue or lime stain. I have seen some lacquered stools in these colors that work. They are a bit exotic looking but offer a break in the routine. Chas.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 7, 2012

    @Peace. Red stain...hmmmm. I love breaking out of the cream, white, tan, boring box now and then. Not too often though. These things have to sell.

  • Don1784093
    on Jul 28, 2015

    I like tat idea of lime stain someone gave u.

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