It all began like this.
Aren't they glorious? A little known fact, wooden spools are hard to come by in Houston. And these were almost stolen from me twice. A hot commodity wooden spools are. So when I brought them home last Friday, I was a happy girl. Now I only needed one, but I am slightly greedy to the fact that I took two, but a less evil since I offered one to anther couple. So then Saturday was devoted to making them freaktasticly awesome. Come today they went from that to this in 3 easy steps.
1. I sanded the crap out of them. Using 60 grain first then 150 following.
2. I applied stain & poly. Minwax Dark Walnut and a satin poly.
3. Gold-leaf on the top edge. From this I can tell you that gold-leafing is a total pain in the patootie. Lucky for me because I sucked it came out all distressed like I wanted it to.
I love LOVE the new table. It's the perfect height and it looks amazing. It's a little industrial, a little old world charm, a little fabulous. It makes the room look very happy.
And as an added bonus, here is some cuteness.
This weekend, no homework & no yard work- I'm going to enjoy myself
Bis dann, S