January is a wonderful time to start new projects. This one has been on my list for a while but, when DIY Furniture Girls chose the theme, "Shades of White", for this month I knew exactly what I would do.
This is my first furniture makeover with these talented ladies. Thank you for including me. Darlins' hold on for a crazy amount of creativity this year because there is an amazing amount to learn from this awesome group.
You can see the spring with the table extended on the front of the table is a drawer. The table was brown wood when she bought it my mom said, then Nana painted green and her last color was brown.
The table top always had a looseness about it and when I removed the top the reason why was simple. There were no bolts holding the top in place.
You can see Scrapping and sanding to prepare the surface was interesting since the dogs my mom's family had eaten the wooden stretcher bars. You know my style of decorating is through the layers of life. If you guessed that I did not rebuild the damaged but still solid stretchers you would be correct. There is no way I would erase that part of the history of the kitchen table.
You will love how much I spent on this table? I found the paint in the oops paint for .99 cents. Better yet I still have some leftover. Now please don't send me comments about doing this all wrong. My Nana would have used what she had and I decided to honor her by doing the same. I broke the rules of using just the proper paint. Oh well! Nana is smiling on me from heaven.
The second coat of paint created a beautiful finish. Did I mention this started with me in tears? This is the first time I ever changed something my Nana gave me. This time was removing her work and created mine. When I told my mom I was painting the table she told me the stories of the times her mom painted the green but, had forgotten the brown paint. That did it distressing is the only way this piece could keep the layers of life, lived at the table.
A little brown wood.
I kept the drawer pull Nana chose and left the handle brown to pull out the extension on the front.
Here is Nana wearing a fresh coat of white paint with her layers of life still honoring her work.
The letters on the table top Denim Art for the Craft Room feel free to click on the title and see how simple they were to make.
Nana, I am thrilled to sit with you while sharing my creative talents. You and mom started me off, I will be forever grateful for the time you spent sharing your lessons with me. I only hope to be as determined, graceful and loving as both you and mom while I grow up.
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