Hand Stained Compass Rose Table

M&M Embellishments
by M&M Embellishments
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I was recently contacted from an old friend from High School (ohhhh, too many years ago!) who had seen my work on my Facebook page and wanted me to do a custom piece for her. She had an oak drop leaf table that needed a facelift!

She had seen a drum table I had done previously with a compass rose design. You can find this project here on Hometalk under my project posts

My client was up in the air about the color scheme she wanted.  She really liked the two tone effect with wood and paint, but we weren't sure how the design would look on the wood with the graining showing through.
We finally decided we would give that a try with the base being a similar color to what was on the drum table.
I started with stripping and sanding the top and cleaning it well. Ready for paint!

I  use Cling On! paint brushes, which are AWESOME - giving a perfect finish with no brush strokes!!  These are all the rave in the furniture refinishing business, and I LOVE THEM!  They come in different shapes (Oval, Round, Flat, and Bent) and sizes.  They might look a little different than what you are used to seeing in paint brushes, but I'm telling ya... you should give them a try!  You won't be disappointed!!

You can find these along with any of the Wise Owl paints on my Etsy shop:

I mixed up a custom color out of Wise Owl Peppercorn, River Rock and Anchor {I had originally used Stone Pointe, but it was a little too green for my liking}

I sealed the base with Polyvine Dead Flat, which is a wax based varnish ~ very durable and easy to apply!! Polyvine is also available in a Satin finish.

Now it was ready for the top! The customer didn't want the extra scrolling that I had added on the Compass Rose Drum Table, so we went with the plainer version.

The oak on the table is raw wood, so in order to warm it up, I use a SealCoat before I start with my final sealer.

I sealed the top with Varathane.  I also used my new Heirloom Traditions"True Applicator", which is the BOMB!!  This little sponge allows the sealer to go on so smoothly with no brush strokes - not sure why I haven't tried these before now!!!  

This beauty will be delivered this week!  Hoping the client is as happy with the outcome as I am and will enjoy this furniture art for years to come!
Next up, I have a fun little project that anyone can do!  An industrial update to a little cubby.  Maybe you saw the hint of it above, but here's another sneak peek...

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Suggested materials:
  • Wise Owl Paint   (https://www.etsy.com/listing/493806810/wise-owl-chalk-synthesis-paint-pint-size?ref=shop_home_active_11)
  • Cling On! Brushes   (https://www.etsy.com/listing/507426645/cling-on-paint-brush-furniture-paint?ref=shop_home_active_6)
  • Polyvine   (https://www.etsy.com/shop/brasstackstulsa)
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