I found this cute little table online a few years ago and decided I needed one –
You know those ’70s tables that were round or octagonal and had doors. When you want one they’re nowhere to be found – except in an ‘antique store’ painted and ‘distressed’. (Did I mention how I felt about distressed? No, well it’s just as well.)
So anyway, with help from my son who loves poking around in antique stores I finally found this ratty old table – and it was ratty. Took the doors off and sanded… and sanded and sanded and… well, you get the idea. And while I sometimes enjoy refinishing furniture – sanding is not a fun part.
Primed with two coats of primer – let cure for 7 days, then 3 coats of yellow and then 3 coats of Minwax polycrylic on the top – which took more time and had to cure 24 hours. Interior has upholstery fabric glued with spray adhesive, and stapled inside with the nail trim finish. The interior required a lot of ‘crawling around on the floor. Waaay too much fun! And, too much waiting – I am not a patient person!!!
Emma Grace wasn’t shy about trying it out. She had to ‘break it in’ before it was moved to its permanent location.
So a little while after putting it all together went back in the living room and there’s Frosty – he loved it and used it often.
Now there’s Koda – AND, he likes it too!
The furkids aren’t the only ones to use this table – it sits beside my love seat and holds a multitude of things on top that I want ‘at hand’ – considerably more than in the picture with Frosty 🙂
As I said, I did this project a number of years ago – not sure I have that much energy now, but I’m glad I took pictures and wrote notes.