March 26, 2012
I bought this adorable table on a whim two weeks ago at an auction. We arrived at the auction shortly before it ended and didn't really have a chance to look around and inspect all the goodies. I spotted this table under a pile of junk and just hoped it was as sturdy as it looked. My husband had already headed to the van for a few minutes and I decided I wasn't leaving empty-handed so I bid until this cutie was mine. I was really excited when I found out it came with two leaves making it a nice sized table. After everyone cleared to another area, I walked up to the table and gave it a little wiggle and my heart sank because it wobbled a lot more without the heavy items on top! I reluctantly walked to the van to get the muscle to help me carry the table. It was when he turned the table over to slide it into the van I noticed that each leg bolted onto the apron! I have a few other tables like this and they are amazing for easy storage and being able to tighten up any wobbles!! Yeah!!!
I picked up at least 15 different swatches of teal trying to find the shade I wanted and finally found the closest match to Tiffany & Co. blue!!
I sanded the table top with my hand sander and then I used Klean-Strip liquid deglosser to make sure the paint would adhere well.
I sprayed the table with two coats of paint/primer and then sanded everything with 220 grit sandpaper. I lightly distressed the table and the gave it two coats of Minwax paste wax for protection. I love those ADORABLE little feet!!