It was a dining room without a table for a few weeks until things came together.
From time to time I just get an itch to check out some of the local thrift shops in my area. One day, I felt the incredible urge to visit my local Restore. I was driving on the highway, and suddenly I was turning around as if being controlled by some form of supernatural power. I arrived at the Restore, and there it was. The perfect trestle table for my dining room.
It measured six feet and had two 12” leaves to bring it to 8 feet. Perfect! I was even able to pop it into the back of my RAV 4, and along I went. The table top was completely sanded down before nightfall, and the next day the painting and finishing were underway. I was eager to try out a weathered vinegar process that I had been experimenting with, and it came out fantastic.
A white wash was added on top to give it a driftwood-like finish.
I used a light green color for the base and then outlined it in linen white.
This table was perfect, well almost. I will explain more in Part 3. 🙂