Sunday, March 9, 2014

Good For Me Goodwill Table!

I have been busy painting some more great Goodwill finds! As I posted on Facebook, "Be careful what you give away to Goodwill because people like me will come along and transform it!" That's exactly what I've been doing!

But before we get to that, I want to give a shout out to Marie from The Interior Frugalista and to Lisa from Shine Your Light for featuring my antique dresser makeover. They both have beautiful blogs and host great parties so pay them each a visit and link up your great projects!

I finally got around to or should I say finally was inspired to begin painting another Goodwill treasure! I was stumped as to what color I wanted this little lady to be. White is always safe, but I thought she needed something special.

Sorry for the less than perfect pic but this was taken on a sunny day with a LOT of snow outside! BLINDING!

The top was scratched and the poly top coat was a little crackled, (not in a good way) so I opted to sand just the top to bare wood.

Apparently there was some crazy filter on when I took this pic, but you get the idea. Bare wood.

After a LOT of thought and Pinterest stalking, I settled on ASCP French Linen with a Paris Grey wash.

But the real piece de resistance was the swipe of guilder's paste in German silver that I added to the top and to the curves under the bottom edge and down each leg!

Even though it says German silver, it is more of a light gold or champagne color. Very pretty!

I kept the original hardware but once again gave it a wash of French Linen and a touch of German silver guilder's paste.

What a difference!

I moved the table I had in here out of the way to "try her out". I must say, she fits right in!

I love the color. It changes from a light to a dark gray depending on the light.

This was my first time working with guilder's paste. I used just my finger to wipe it on. Nothing fancy about it other than the beautiful result!

You can be sure I will be using this combination again!

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend even if we did get cheated out of that one hour of sleep!

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  1. Gorgeous piece. I really like the new color and makeover. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  2. It's lovely! The highlights from the wax is the perfect touch! Love it....

  3. Very nice makeover Kathleen! I love the placement of the gilding wax - especially on the back side of each leg. Thank you for sharing with us at the DIY Sunday Showcase.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  4. I would love to do this to a few pieces I own, but it scares me as most modern furniture is not real wood. Or at least not complete wood and if I sand will I ruin it. SO, not sure I dare take the plunge. This makes me want to

  5. I rarely find anything at our charity shops over here and if I do it costs fortune! Lovely piece of furniture and very professional finish.

  6. Good for you is right, it's beautiful!

  7. Wow! What a fabulous piece! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Also, I have a new address: Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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