Anchor And Amber

2 Materials
3 Hours

I love painting furniture.

And, when this coffee table was sitting on my work table at Junk Mama's General Store, a customer asked, "are you going to paint that?" To which I replied, "yes!" Then she asked, "why?" To which I replied, "because I'm a furniture painter." I could've gone on about how the piece was dated, the wood wasn't a pretty color, it was scratched up,...

Although dated, I wanted to highlight some of the vintage style detail.

Since I was going to use Dixie Belle Paint Company's Silk paint, I gave the table a light scuff sanding and cleaned the table with Dixie Belle's White Lightening cleaner.

I chose the color, Anchor.

I loved this little trim detail around the top of the coffee table and decided not to paint over it.

Once I had given the coffee table two coats of Silk, I used Gemstone Mousse to highlight the details on the table. The color, Amber, was a great compliment to the trim that I left unpainted.

The Gemstone Mousse is highly pigmented and needs very little for great coverage. I simply used my finger to apply it to all the raised detailed areas.

Anchor and Amber gave this dated coffee table a more modern, up to date, feel.

And, it's a lot less expensive to paint an old piece of furniture than to buy new!

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  • William William on Jul 05, 2021

    It's gorgeous. Beautiful transformation. 1940's lyre cocktail table was dated. So many for sale. High listing price $400+, very low sales price $200 and under. You chose a great color, brought out the details. Saving the inlay is a plus. You did an amazing job. Can sell for $500+.

  • Patty Patty on Jul 16, 2021

    Beautiful color. Love the highlighting.