I found this very old, very brown table at a consignment store recently and knew it would be a fun and quick makeover!
I added some color to the piece by painting the base of it in General Finishes Patina Green with a wash of Coastal Blue - it's the most gorgeous color, a bright blue/green. To see a complete tutorial on color washing, check out this post.
The top had so much character in the wood, I didn't want to sand it down completely and loose it all. So I opted to lightly sand the top by hand with 120 grit sandpaper and oil the top with Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil. It re-hydrates the wood and brings it back to life without erasing all of it's history.
One thing that was not so beautiful on this piece were the broken caster feet. I sometimes will just remove casters, but it would make this table an awkward height - so they must be fixed!
Many older pieces have casters on the feet. They add such charm and character to a piece. But if the piece has moved around a lot, sometimes the casters will wear out and either crack the legs of the piece or wear the caster holes too big. Here's how to repair broken casters.Read More