Clearly I’m loving Coffee Table makeovers and that too hexagon shaped ones, since my last post which was the Refinished Coffee Table was exactly the same shape but got a completely different makeover.
I fell in love with the design and the “Royal Pillar” type woodwork at the front of the table and that is how I knew I had to have it.
It was in a pretty decent condition except for the fact that the top part had some damage.
Here is the before shot.
Since the detailing was so pretty on the table that I was willing to forget about the issue happening on top of the table.
Plus I knew it could be fixed!
The design of the table gave me the inspiration that I needed.
I said to myself that why not just give it this Over The Top “Royal” treatment.
First order of business
Supplies Needed for This Project
Gold Marker (for correction purposes)
White Semi Glass Enamel Paint
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 and even distribution.
It took me a total of ten minutes with the sprayer and then I waited an hour between the coats before re-applying.
Next day when the paint was completely dry ,I wanted the handles of the door and the pillar design at the front all in Gold.
So I started painting it with a thin tipped brush using the Gold Liquid Gilding.
It did take time since I had to go into all these finer details/nooks
But the results were well worth it.
Look at how shiny and pretty the handles look with just some love.
Now 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.
First I taped off the top part of the table at an angle.
I didn’t want to fully Gold leaf the table, just where the damage was on the table and to be able to hide it.
Leafing takes a lot of patience.
The whole project required patience for that matter!
After taping the table I then applied a thin coat of Mod Podge.
And from that point onwards it was just a matter of placing the sheets delicately on to that area.
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 so with my masking tape I taped off the entire other section in a random design which I thought go with the “Royal” theme.
I tried keeping the lines as even as possible.
Then I went in and painted in with my Liquid Gold Gilding.
When that was dry I took off the tape and ended up with this little beauty.
You cant even notice the damage on top anymore, the gold leaf camouflages it perfectly.
To preserve my hardwork I applied two coats of Polycrylic and then sprayed on top and a High Gloss Finish spray.
Im thinking of getting a Plexi Glass cut the same exact size of 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?