I was very excited when I found this coffee table. I knew that with a good makeover, the ornate details could be stunning.However, my excitement faded when I realized what a problem the top of the table was going to be. The beautiful veneer on top was badly damaged & so was the ornate trim around the top of the table. So, I started by removing the trim.
Then I moved on to removing the veneer. Some of the veneer came off easily, but some, not so much!
Removing the veneer took a long time, and it was all for nothing! I took the table outside to sand off the glue from the top & it warped! So, I had to have a new top made for it.
Finally it was time to paint! I chose the color Stormy Seas from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.Stormy Seas if a beautiful blue, gray color.
The ornate detail of this table was screaming, "make me fancy!" So, to accentuate the details, I added Dixie Belle's Gemstone Mousse in the color, Golden Gem. It is highly pigmented and doesn't take much for great coverage. I used a chip brush with very little mousse and lightly drug it across the details.
Once the base of the table was done, the top was too plain. So, I grabbed my Royal Damask stencil from Dixie Belle.
This piece was a labor of love, but in the end, well worth the effort it took to give it new life.