Clearly I’m loving hexagon shaped tables since my previous posts someway or the other have been related to hexagon tables.I fell in love with this table the minute I saw it on Craigslist and I fall in love with furniture pretty quickly I might add. But the design and the Royal Pillar type woodwork at the front, I just knew I had to have it.
We definitely did not need another table for our apartment but I just could not stop thinking about this table hence we ended up getting it. It was in a pretty decent condition except for the fact that the top part had some damage.
The table before looked like this.
The detailing and everything was so pretty on the table that I was willing to forgo the issue that was happening on top of the table. Plus I knew it could be fixed and for $15 I say it was a pretty sweet deal.
I hadn’t planned on what I was going to do with this table and randomly spray painted it in the color Cool Blue. And for almost a month it stayed like that until just a few days back I decided to completely paint it White.
With my HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer I sprayed the whole thing in Behr’s Semi-Gloss Enamel in the color White. I sprayed three coats of it to get rid of the blue I painted on earlier. It took me a total of ten minutes with the sprayer.
For the top part of the table which had the damage I went in and Gold Leafed the table. Firstly because Ive been wanting a Gold Leafed table since forever and Secondly it seemed the easy way to cover up the damage.
Before I was thinking of decoupaging the table but then I remembered my stash of Gold Leaf, so why not Right?
I taped off the top part of the table at an angle. I didn’t want to fully leaf the table, just where the damage was plus Leafing takes a lot of patience and I don’t think I would have had the patience to leaf the entire top part.
I taped the table first and then applied a thin coat of Modge Podge.
Gold Leaf is a super temperamental medium to work with and you’re going to end up with not so perfect patches and gaps but thats what adds the beauty to it. You can always fill it in later or like I did you can go in with your Gold Sharpie to fill in those tiny annoying gaps.
When that was done for the other side of the table I wanted some clean, crisp lines and with my masking tape I taped off the entire other section in a random design which I thought would make sense. I tried keeping the lines as even as possible knowing the level of patience I have for taping, which is pretty much non existent.
To preserve my hardwork I applied two coats of Polycrylic and then sprayed on top a High Gloss Finish. After that for the final coat I painted over another layer of Polycrylic aswell.
Im thinking of getting a Plexi Glass cut the same exact size as the top so that NOTHING happens to it.
But for now lets just look at how pretty it turned out and I’m glad it turned out the way it did.
What do you guys think?
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