I was very excited when I found this coffee table. I knew that with a good makeover, the ornate details could be stunning.
It's All In The Details
However, my excitement faded when I realized what a problem the top of the table was going to be. The beautiful veneer on top was badly damaged & so was the ornate trim around the top of the table. So, I started by removing the trim.
Then I moved on to removing the veneer. Some of the veneer came off easily, but some, not so much!
Removing the veneer took a long time, and it was all for nothing! I took the table outside to sand off the glue from the top & it warped! So, I had to have a new top made for it.
Finally it was time to paint! I chose the color Stormy Seas from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
Stormy Seas if a beautiful blue, gray color.
The ornate detail of this table was screaming, "make me fancy!" So, to accentuate the details, I added Dixie Belle's Gemstone Mousse in the color, Golden Gem. It is highly pigmented and doesn't take much for great coverage. I used a chip brush with very little mousse and lightly drug it across the details.
Once the base of the table was done, the top was too plain. So, I grabbed my Royal Damask stencil from Dixie Belle.
I used the chip brush to add more of the Gemstone Mousse.
It was just what the top needed to carry on the "fancy" aspect of this coffee table.
This piece was a labor of love, but in the end, well worth the effort it took to give it new life.
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Mona Plunkett on Apr 23, 2021
Very nice piece....sorry that lovely veneer had to be removed but that is the way it goes sometimes. You ended up with a very classy table. Love the color and accents. Great job.
Johanne Palange on Apr 23, 2021
Looks fabulous. I love it. It's sad to see the veneer inlay go since it was a work of art in and of itself, but it had to be done. You have created a great save. Gorgeous.