Happy Saturday Folks!
Last weekend my daughter was taking off her fake nails (the ones done at the salon) and as I was ‘helping’ her, I spilled 100% acetone on our kitchen table. I didn’t realize what I had done, but my daughter sure did! Of course the clear finish was destroyed.
Oh well, as you can see below, the surface was less than perfect. I had found this table on Craigs List several years ago for $200. Sometimes when you shop online there are things you don’t really pick up, like decorative groves in a table top to mimic wainscoting. Which in theory is adorable and so country, but is totally impractical! Like crumbs and junk getting stuck in the grooves every time you eat! It just got old after a while- which is why I think the original owner sold it.
Well, after the finish was destroyed anyway, I had always wanted to fill in the cracks. I’m working on another project in my basement where I used Wood filler to repair damaged wood veneer on the table top. I’ll be featuring that project once its set up in a future posting. Now was the time to get those grooves filled in. My dear sweet Hubby, helped me on that project so he got to work on this one. Below is a picture of the table after several fill ins and painted with Annie Sloan Chaulk Paint in Pure White.
I am not gonna lie. He had a hard time with this one. For some reason the paint didn’t stick like it normally does so we had to lightly sand the paint and some of the wood filler started lifting as well! Ugh!
Last year, while at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY I picked up a jar of Caromal Colours TopCoat in Satin Finish. I placed 3 coats of this on the table. I couldn’t be happier. I need to buy more of this!
Look at how great it turned out! All the hard work has paid off and we got to keep a beloved table!
What are some of your ‘Happy Accident’ stories? (Like Zoey photo bombing my pic?)