As promised, I took more flattering pictures of my little white table.
You'll notice that the table doesn't look the same as it did on Monday. Ah, well...that's because the sandpaper fairy came by for a visit. There were a couple areas on the table I wanted to smooth down and after a little sanding, I realized that the whole piece would look better distressed. Not only to show-off the details, but also to make up for some of it's faults. Two corners on the curves of the table had previously broken off and glued back together. It was like this when I got it and unfortunately when the pieces broke off, the wood chipped on one side. From certain angles, you could see a small gap where the wood was missing. I tried to paint the inside of the gap white to make it look more seamless, but it wasn't enough. The brown wood was still clearly showing. So instead, I distressed the piece lightly so that the eye doesn't focus on the gap or the glued area. And no, I'm not going to glaze the piece this time. Instead I'm just going to rub some clear Briwax over it. I'll probably get to that tomorrow.
So here's the table with a little face-lift. More like a teeny tiny painless injection.
I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO ASK WHAT'S IN THIS PICTURE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO TELL ME ANYWAY.
In case some of the items don't look familiar you might remember Le Baron, the French chair I re-upholstered a few weeks ago with canvas drop cloth. The creamer, ironstone plate, and bronze lamp were thrift store finds I posted about before. And see what I meant about that lamp? It doesn't need to be painted white. The bronze looks great as is! A Garden of Girls was the book of poems I purchased at an estate sale and that castle...well that's one of my all-time favorite purchases. My husband and I bought it a couple years ago at the Artisan's Craft Fair held at the Codman Estate in Concord, MA. The woman who made these takes the roots or knotty parts at the bottom of trees, cleans them up, and makes circular cuts in them. When you pull up the layered cuts, a castle appears! To me it looks like a oceanside castle on a rocky hill. Lovely isn't it? When you collapse the layers, it looks like a beautiful gnarled piece of wood. I'll show you more pictures of the castle tomorrow.
And just for fun, I decided to take a couple pictures of what it would look like if my husband added a little something to decorate the table.
Yup. Nothing beats reading poems with some nice Irish Whisky.