It's a new month.. WHAT!?! But, this month I am talking about not ONE but THREE of my favorite brands & products that I work with & love to work with. The best part is these three play so well together & that makes me happy, happy, happy!
This oval coffee table was orange with a greenish tint on the legs...eww! I tried selling it as is and not one person took interest in it. In fact at one of my furniture sales I had someone ask me why I'd even attempt to sell it as is...as he was looking at some of my painted furniture. It's heavy & I think my husband was a bit tired of moving it around from the garage to the basement back to the garage and then well. One day I walked into my workshop almost falling into it walking in the door, not that I was looking down on my phone or anything... Smack dab in the middle of my workspace. Think he was trying to get a point across? Ok ok... I got the hint!
I plopped it up on my furniture moving dollies since this ole gal didn't feel it necessary to put my back out.
I loved the design on the top & so I had decided I wanted to see what was under the "orange". I grabbed my soy gel stripper and let it do it's thing.
This is literally after it sat for maybe 10 - 15 minutes. Ahhhh work smarter not harder! I have learned my lesson on what to use when stripping furniture!
But...do you see the potential under that orange mess?
This was after I removed all of the stripper, but hadn't yet cleaned it all up. I love that design even more now.
I will let you sit on that for a bit. I moved on to cleaning up the legs. I wasn't really sure what I was going to find under the greenish stuff. I had noticed there were some uneven spots. I went ahead & stripped them as well. I know this looks really gross, but this shows how easy it is to strip using the soy gel.
Once that phase was over, I needed to move onto beautifying this table. I contemplated on color & did I want to stain the top or just give it a hemp oil wipe down. I decided to start on painting the legs and bottom shelf.
I knew that I wanted to use a more neutral color on this table. I grabbed a couple of colors from my CeCe Caldwell's paint stash.
I ended up going with Philadelphia Parchment and Young Kansas Wheat. Mixing the two gave me just the color I was looking for.
Once I had my base all painted & it dried fully, I had decided the top was still pushing an orangey-reddish tone. In fact so much that I almost second guessed my color choice for the bottom. But, ahhh ha my mind turned to my Unicorn Spit and I grabbed my Rustic Realty.
I gave the top a stain wash by diluting the Unicorn Spit with just a tad bit of water (I did 2 coats). It was PERFECT.
Now that I could see the color changing and picking up a more brown tone, I was set to move onto my vision for the base. I used Daddy Van's Cafe Noir to add some color to just around the edge.
I didn't want it on the legs, I wanted to leave them alone. Prior to adding the dark wax, I used just a little Daddy Van's clear wax so not to give it a dirty look. It just makes it easier to move the dark wax around.
I let everything sit overnight. The next morning I finished up sealing the coffee table using Daddy Van's Hemp Oil. It brought out the most beautiful color on the top of the table. I fell in love with just how amazing it turned out.
So using these amazing products right here..
Took us from a truly outdated piece of furniture that was once headed to the trash to a gorgeous piece that can be used for years.
It has such a rich and classy look now.
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