Before I jump into this glam table makeover, let me say Merry Christmas, Friends! I can’t believe we are only days away from Christmas in this craziest of years. May it bring exactly what our hearts need just as the original Christmas did.
I picked up this little table with great bones for about $11 quite a while ago.
Here are the supplies I used to give it new life.
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I wanted to keep my base color neutral, so I chose this warm very light beige called Sawmill Gravy. After cleaning really well with White Lightning, I painted it with 2 coats of Sawmill Gravy.
When dry, I added some Moonshine Metallics – Gold Digger, Steel Magnolia and Silver Bullet. I brushed a little on and then sprayed with water until it dripped down. You can see the end result down the legs and around the base.
I like how this gives an old world-ish look and adds interest.
The next step was to try out the new Gemstone Mousses in Golden Gem and Diamond. The other 2 colors I haven’t tried yet are Amber and Garnet. The mousse is a unique type of product, so I want to take a little time to explain what it does and how to use it.
The mousse is eco-friendly, non-toxic, contains no VOC’s, and cleans up easily with soap and water.
First, you want to stir it well. The colors contain different ingredients that settle, so take a little extra time to make sure you’ve got it mixed well. You can apply it with a cloth, a brush or your finger.
After it’s dry, you can even buff it for extra shine. It has a ton of pigment and color pay-off!
Here is a short video of me applying the mousse using the new Morocco stencil.
I finished the table by adding more Golden Gem around the legs and apron, and sealing everything with 2 coats of Satin Clear Coat.
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