So I stumbled across this cute little vintage piece at an estate sale. I found a drop leaf
Duncan Phyfe-style table (post to come) and saw this guy next to him. The owner was asking 15
bucks for it. Um,,,,wait,,,,OK!
I removed the metal band and the hardware, and went to town with the sandpaper.
I didn't know what color to do it in.
And then I happened upon Domestically Speaking's post and saw her blog on painted rugs.
I came across the nautical compass on a rug done by Mandi at
Vintage Revivals here.
pretty darn easy! I found the middle and drew a cross that measured about 12". Then the intersecting lines were done at about 7". I connected the dots. Drew 2 circles, outlined them and then painted. I used my 2" letter stencils and then sealed the whole mess w/wax. Piece 'O cake!! If you need to see detailed instructions, her tutorial has some great pics and how to's. Oh, and her rug that she drew this on came out unbelievable! Check out her blog (after you finish mine of course!)
This is my koi pond. My fish are checkin' out the table!!
I used some Mother of Pearl knobs that I picked up from HL
Oh i forgot,,,,Paint.....Um, i used a custardy (yes it's a word) yellow on the base and then
painted over everything with Martha Stewart's "Marine"mixed w/a little gray. I used my own chalk paint recipe. The gray on the compass is also MS
The drawer got finished in the same custard-y yellow....
|Her brassy feet polished up nicely!|
And there you have it! One vintage table turned into a cute little accent piece. I hope someone
really enjoys this piece. I don't have anywhere for it.
Linking up to...... The shabby nest