My youngest sister moved away and started her freshman year of college a few weeks ago. (Sniff, sniff…) Now that the last of us 5 children has flown the coup, I’ve been helping my parents move into a smaller home that is (lucky for me) like 5 minutes away from us. My mom wanted to set up a room in their new house to be just like my little sis’s room in their old house, so she can have a familiar feeling place to return to when she’s home from school. They painted it the same color (a lovely pale green called “Wasabi”) and brought back in her black and white medallion bedding. She’s had this little wood side table for quite a while, and for quite a while, it’s looked a little out of place in the room. Well, I took the opportunity to steal the table away for a little makeover.
She is an extremely talented flautist, and picked up this lovely pewter music stand somewhere along the line. It served as the inspiration for the finish on the new table.
Since I did the metallic secretary not-long-ago, I still had all the materials on hand. This time around, I did a spray primer instead of brushed primer, and I must say, I missed the interest the brush marks gave to the secretary once the glaze was added. I guess it’s all about what effect you’re going for. I felt this application gave much more of a zinc or pewter look, whereas the brush strokes made the secretary feel more like an antique silver leaf. There was much less for the glaze to grab onto. (I took these pics yesterday evening with waning light, so I must apologize for the poor picture quality. I may go back sometime soon and try to get a better picture of the finish, ‘cause that’s how I roll.) :)
Notice the little monogram “H” I added to the original wooden knob? Kristine over at The Painted Hive offered a simple tutorial on how to Mod Podge images on your simple wooden handles to customize them. It worked like a champ!
Here’s the newly finished table in the context of her very cute room (We still need some kind of treatment for that long skinny high window. Any suggestions?):
Well I hope we’ve feathered her little nest enough to keep her coming “home,” even though it’s not the home she knows.