I guess I am in the masquerade mood because I just painted the top of my old coffee table with a harlequin print.
Let me give you a little back ground about my coffee table. It belonged to my great grand mother who raised my father. It use to be her dinning room table and my dad once said that he ate many meals on it. That makes it very special to me and I felt very lucky that I was the child to receive it when my parents were ready to part with it.
My dad cut the base down and made it into a coffee table then my mom refinished it in a dark brown lacquered paint with a gold glaze. It really was a beautiful process that she used to refinish it. I remember her sanding and painting it when I was a young girl. I have since had it in several of my homes in the past. But when I started decorating in the Romantic Farmhouse Style the color just would not do. I sanded it down and painted it white. I did a terrible job repainting it or the old paint job just wanted to stay put. I’m not sure which. lol
Here is the top of the table. Many times with my projects I don’t go by the book or any rules but mine! lol Sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes its a bad thing, but one way or another I learn from the process. So when I went to tape off the harlequin pattern with painters tape I ran into a tiny problem. My tiny grand-baby decided since grandma Jo had taken everything off of this great new dancing floor she would try it out. So before I knew it the tape was peeling off. That meant I had to re-tape the table top. As I did so not only the tape came off but so did most of the white paint. I decided to make the best of this and use the original painted top as the dark parts of the print.
I sanded the tabletop down good to make sure that the white paint would stick this time. I used Vintage Market Chalk paint in Cotton for the white squares.
Then I let it dry good. After it dried I removed the tape and applied a coat of brown glaze all over the table.
I used Rust-Oleum glaze in Java brown. This is pretty easy to use. I paint small sections at a time then wipe it down with a damp cloth. The longer you leave it on without wiping it the darker it gets.
I was not fussy about having the striped part just perfect on the edges because I would be roughing up the surface to give it that nice used look. After the glaze dried I lightly sanded the table down. Above is how it looked after the sanding.
For the next step I used a gold crowning touch finishing paint all over the table top. I applied this with a rag and rubbed it in as I went. Letting it dry for an hour I rubbed in black silk wax all from Vintage Market & Design. It gave the tabletop a great gold simmer.
Here it is after this process. I let it dry over night.
Then I put on a coat of Vintage Market Clear Coat to seal it all in.
It dried really fast. I am very happy with the results.
I tried to get a good picture of the gold paint on it but the camera didn’t seem to want to pick it up very well. But this gives you some idea of what it looks like. Now it’s ready and waiting for my new old French furniture set! Can’t wait to finish up that project to show you.
If you like what you saw today please pin the above collage. Thank you!
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