As you can see, I didn't take the time to style these photos -- I'm moving and grooving people! I'm deep into painting mode, which I have to be if I want to get enough done for the Market.
Here's the before of the first table.
I sanded down the top to reveal the beautiful wood inlay.
Now, I'm not a talented enough furniture refinisher to be able to stain each of the inlays individually, and I didn't want to lose the differentiation of the sections. So after sanding I just used Howard Restore-A-Finish in walnut on the top. It gave it a bit of color, but not so much that it covered up the inlays.
I painted the base in ASCP Old White and distressed it.
Wax and a pull from Hobby Lobby finished the piece.
I didn't get a before photo of this coffee table, but just imagine your basic 70's wood finish.
I painted the base and part of the top of the table in ASCP Old White.
The two squares on the top were done in ASCP Coco.
For this one I used a stencil that picked up on the square detail, and went well with the neoclassical look of the hardware, which I was keeping.
I used the stencil across the entire top of the table.
I lightly distressed the piece and sealed it with Ce Ce Caldwell's wax.
One of these days I'll have the house back in order ... but for now it's on to the next piece. :)
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