Saturday, September 20, 2014

Drexel Side Table in Creme

Yesterday, while waiting to get football pics done with our boys, someone who follows my page said she hadn't seen me posting much lately.  Now that school has started again I will be posting more, but sometimes "stuff" happens.  Last week I finished 3 custom pieces, but because of circumstances I didn't get pictures taken.  So, I have been painting, just not posting! :)  This next few weeks I have some fun projects coming up though and this little Drexel side table is part of a small set I will be working on. 
 
It's so classic in cream with a dark top and dark hardware. I never get tired of this combo. 
 
It was a little rough.  The finish was so worn and I was worried about bleed through because it's mahogany and I was doing white.  I decided to sand it all down to the bare wood and start from scratch for the best finish possible and to minimize any problems.
 
After sanding it down I followed with three coats of shellac (just to be safe!) and then used  a modified latex (which means it's latex but levels out like oil, so nice) from Sherwin Williams in Crème. I also did one coat of Java Gel from General Finishes for the top and then followed with 3 coats of poly. 

Before
I could just hear it saying, "Help me!" :)
 
 
 
After



 
 
 
I distressed lightly (it always scares me when it's mahogany or cherry and I'm doing white) and had no problems with bleeding around the edges.  Phew!
 
 
 
I have a soft spot for this kind of hardware.  I just  gave it a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze. 
 
 
 
I love the modified latex (ProClassic).  It levels out beautifully and minimizes the need for sanding (although I still do).  It's silky smooth.  Gorgeous!
 
 
 
She's come a long way!
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks just gorgeous now, Lisa! l love the color and the gel stain on the top. It doesn't even look like the same piece. Nice job! : )

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  2. Yay! Beautiful! Just like always. You are a kick-butt stager, too. :)

    xoxo
    -andi

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  3. wow, that looks just gorgeous now!!! angie from germany

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    1. All the way from Germany! Thanks Angie! :)

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  4. Bravo in every way - sheesh that is just awesome, seriously. You are one of the absolutely BEST ever.

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    1. Michele, you are always such an ego boost for me. Muah! And thank you! :)

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  5. PS

    Lisa, is this piece available or was it custom for someone else?

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  6. This is a beautiful piece and your makeover is perfect.

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  7. It looks lovely!! I have 2 very similar tables that this would look really great on!!

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  8. I love the table re-do as well as everything on and around it!!!!!

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  9. I love this - the shape & the size! The color & that drawer pull are lovely. This is drool worthy!!!

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