As the rest of you are busy wrapping, shopping and decorating, I am still obsessed with painting furniture. Yes, I need to get my priorities in order or I will be a complete stress case this time next week. Anyway, I picked this up at the flea market for a mere 5 bucks. I love the shape of the legs, the carved sides, the oval top plus it's all made of solid cherry and perfectly constructed from a company called Mersman. I've been wanting to sand something down to the bare wood and stain it and this seemed like the perfect piece to do just that since the top was in poor shape.
|Just started sanding when I remembered to take a before pic.|
I mixed some blue and gray craft paint into a creamy white I already had. I was going for mostly gray with a hint of blue. I asked my kids what color it looked like to them, my son said, sky blue-wrong answer, my older daughter said light blue- again wrong answer and my youngest daughter responded with, it looks grayish blue-right answer. She is my artsy one so we'll go with her response!
|All stain removed and sanded and painted a lovely shade of sky blue :).|
|I stained the top with minwax dark walnut.|