I follow a number of home/furniture blogs. I find lots of inspiration there. So one day I saw this picture,
and I had to do it. NOW! TODAY!! The only thing I had that would work at the time was a little sewing table. Here's my take:
How cute it that!?!
Here is the before:
This is the second exact one of these I've done. They are un-remarkable and blah. In fact I almost didn't buy either one. But they refinish just so nicely. The veneer on top turns out great!
The top was sanded to raw wood, I then used a damask stencil with Antique White by Behr. Give it a light sanding when dry and apply the stain. In this case I used Minwax Dark Walnut. Then the good ole' 3 coats of Poly.
The base was painted in a homemade chalk paint of the same Antique White, distressed and waxed. I was a little worried about the fact that the top stencil didn't match the case because of the stain being applied over the paint, but when I put the hardware on, it really pulled it all together.
These sewing tables could be used for so many things, nightstand, end table, or even a mini-desk!