It was solid but in pretty bad shape cosmetically. Apparently it had been painted an orange and had been quite abused through the years.
Adding a Bit of Glitz to a Couch Table
We got this couch table from our favorite shop in Door County here in Wisconsin. We visit the store every year on a mini vaca hoping to find a van full of treasures in the raw to flip. Sometimes we drive away with a full vehicle and sometimes we drive away empty. It's part of the fun, wondering what we might find each time.
You can see little orange drips on the underside, so it must have been someone's project. Not everyone knows how to save a piece to the point it looks new again.
1. Removed the veneer
2. Sanded the entire piece
3. Filled holes and scratches
3. Cleaned with Krud Kutter (the gallon concentrate is the best deal)
4. Detail sanded by hand
5. Stained the top with Java Gel from General Finishes
6. Sealed the top with Wipe on Gel Top Coat from General Finishes
7. Painted the legs with a Bronze Metallic Paint by Chroma Molten Metals
8. Protected the legs with CrystaLac's Gloss Polyurethane in Gloss
I used gloss to preserve the glitz of the metallic paint.
To decorate the top, I stenciled with the same metallic paint and topcoated with the gloss CrystaLac polyurethane and in the last two coats added a bit of the metallic paint to add some shimmer.
The color pop of the legs and decorated top will add interest to any room and will be just just glitzy enough to be a great backdrop for holiday decorations.
I often find that many DIY'ers tend to just clean and paint a piece of furniture or decor for their home. The more I flip, the more I desire to go the extra mile and turn out an above average piece of furniture both in quality and design.
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- Stain (General Finishes)
- Metallic Paint (Amazon)
- Polyurethane (CrystaLac)
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