I’m excited to share this one today – I’ve been off with the fairies for a while during February so it’s nice to be here again and have something finished!!
When I picked up this art deco style table it was in a sad old state… the veneer had separated around all four feet and one of them had even splintered with smaller pieces missing. Oh, and then there was the top… I could see something lovely under there, but a few hours of sanding stood between us
A few months ago Sika Australia had sent me some of their products to try out, including their SikaBond PVA Glue (you can pick some up at Bunnings). This was the perfect project… I used a tiny paint brush to get a liberal amount of glue between the veneer and the base, and then clamped them together over night. It was then easy for me to sand anything that had dribbled out. For the section that had splintered, again I could use the glue, fill the tiny missing sections with wood filler and she was ready for paint!
I painted the base in Annie Sloan Old White, and finished with clear then dark wax for an aged look. I haven’t done a lot in dark wax but I’m really liking the look. I think it softens the white against the dark table top so it’s not so stark.
I couldn’t bring myself to paint the stunning top – the pattern is just beautiful. After a few hours of sanding I could see it was lovely and with a bit of furniture oil it’s worked out perfectly. While there are a few imperfections I decided I could live with those
So I’m hoping this means I’m back with the plan again, and I’ll be back to regular posting next week!
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