Gadora was asked to find three tables for a living room. A sofa table, side table and a coffee table, nothing too dainty. They would need an old world feel of gold and brown when finished. After 4 days of scouring Craigslist, hitting garage sales and resale shops looking for items I could mix together, Gadora happily settled on these three…
I gave myself 5 hours to finish all three pieces…
Three hours later, Gadora had removed the handles, sanded the tables and applied Glidden’s Bark chocolate over each surface.
Once dry, each piece was covered in Behr’s Crackle paint. Sticky and white like glue, the treatment eventually dried with no evidence of application.
An hour later, Gadora and Penny applied the top coat of latex paint. The thicker the application the larger and more pronounced the crackle. On the legs we applied a lighter layer of paint, hoping for smaller crackles. Within minutes the Bark underneath began its bite.
Into the night we marveled at our transformations. Each piece has new purpose.
In slightly more than 7 hours (only two more than planned!) the tables were snapped up, crackled… and now they POP! Hardware pulled from a ’60s dresser beef up the new facade.
The details. Once crackled, Bark brown was brushed into the crannies and on the details of the spun legs. Before dry, a wet rag was used to wipe off the excess.
*Thanks LV for “Gadorable!!”
Here, the side table shows really well.
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