Project #1: The old side table

9 Feb

Boyfriendpants came with very few pieces for furniture, but one of those was this old side table, which I really loved the lines of…but not the look. It was in beyond shabby shape.

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The finish was worn, it hadn’t been cleaned in I don’t know how long and living with two spoiled cats and a young dog hadn’t helped much either.

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Either something else had been here before that wasn’t now, or the veneer on the top inserts had shrunk and pulled away from the surrounding wood, I couldn’t tell. But, it left a narrow channel that had been gathering debris for who knows how long. I cleaned the dust and cat hair out….

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and filled with wood putty both on the very top…

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and the lower surface…

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while Bogart kept an eye on everything 😉

When the putty dried, I sanded the whole piece and painted it yellow….

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then added a pale blue in the inset panels for depth and finished the whole thing with strategic sanding of the edges to give it a worn look.

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Now it fits in with the rest of the furniture and colors, just using leftover paint. Boyfriendpants was happy that he was able to keep his favorite piece and I was happy that it was no longer an eyesore.

thanks for listening,

citygirl

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