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PADDYWAC'S
201 E. MAIN STREET
ANOKA, MN 55303
(763) 360-4669 (763) 234-8545

Sunday, January 27, 2013

DAY AT THE SHOP - NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD TABLE

We've been working at the shop a bit and I'd like to share a project we did. 
This sofa table had great bones, but was in very rough shape.  The top was scratched, inlay was coming up and it had a couple of gouges.  We tried using a textured wallpaper and painting it, but it didn't stick.  So we decided to give it a Rustic finish.  First coat was Paris Grey all over and second coat was Old Ochre.  We used a very heavy coat of Paris Grey on the top of the table to get lots of brush stroke texture, and while the paint was wet, we dusted the top very heavily with sawdust (we learned this in NC at Training).  Let it dry, dusted off the excess, lightly sanded (to remove loose dust), and then painted over with Old Ochre.  We let it dry and then sanded the top a bit to remove excess.  Then we clear waxed the whole table, lightly distressing, and then dark waxed over that.  And we might say, it really turned out great.  Love the legs!  What do you think?

Lots of Sawdust in the paint.

Turned out beautiful.

Tricia but a shelf and a new back on this beauty.
 
 

This cabinet was very dated and needed a face lift.  Couple coats of paint, clear wax and then dark over the top.  It is adorable.

These are just a few items that have come in and we have lots more on the way!

We hope to see you soon.

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