Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Sunflower Table

Raise your hand if your mother had one of these leather top tables.

 I think every house had one at one time. I still have one that was my mothers, although it is in much better shape than this one.

 The finish was so uneven that I had to pull out the sander.

 I had a feeling that this type of wood was going to bleed through my paint so I added BOSS to prevent it.
Even though the wood was in such bad shape, the leather top was fine & I wanted to leave it as is. So I picked colors that would work well with the leather. I started out with the color Rebel Yellow. 
 Then I added some Colonel Mustard...
 then chocolate...

 Does anyone else paint on their kitchen counters?
I added Van Dyke Brown glaze to the detail by painting it on, then wiping it away with a damp rag...

 The colors reminded me of sunflowers. So, I added a few. They are from the re*design with Prima tranfer called Sunflower Fields.
I cut several in half & added them to the edges of the table.

 This is NOT your mama's leather top table!

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  1. Love this! Clever cutting them in half! Sunflowers are my favorite! Thank you 🙏

  2. This piece is like a ray of sunshine in our dreary lives. Good for you for thinking of this fun makeover!!

  3. What a gorgeous project, the sunflowers really give it a designer look, fabulous!

  4. I love this unique interpretation of a vintage piece. Some of the ugliest furniture can be beautiful again. I would love this on my screened porch, if I had room. Very good tutorial, too! Thanks, Sandi

  5. We didn't have one but I've seen them nay times before. You gave it such a mod, boho look! You are really so talented in your painting:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned! xo Kathleen


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