Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Furniture Face Lift
This table has been bugging me for a long time. The finish was in bad shape and the top had a leather inset that had seen better days. The only thing it had going for it was its perfect shape and size for displaying birthday cakes and small trees at Christmas.
So I finally got the courage to paint it a chocolaty black and glue down torn up pieces of various world maps in the center. Then I finished it off with several coats of varnish. There was some rippling in the paper, but I don't think it'll be that noticeable if I get a glass top for it.
If you happen to see it at my house, please be kind and don't bring attention to the bubbles. I was very impatient when it came to waiting for the glue to dry before adding a new layer.
Above are some pictures of the whole process. I wish I had one of the table before I started. Oh well.