I picked up a little rolling table at a favorite thrift store the other day.
Because it was so outdated and rather “bu-gly”, it was super cheap.
The base was plastic and on rollers.
The top appeared to have a “home-made” wooden plank top that had been added later.
It was the wooden top that caught my attention.
What sells sometimes surprises me. I have learned to go for these cheaper items, because if they do sell, then they are always a good profit.
I slapped on a quick coat of CeCe’s simply white.
And here is a quick point about chalk/clay paint vs. latex.
I love the durability of latex. I do…..but when I did this table, I was working on my neighbors dresser drawers that were already painted. They were multi-colored but the dresser was white. She wanted white drawers. So, I had to prime and paint each drawer twice. Then wait for the drawers to dry really well to be able to distress. A “chunk” would come off occasionally and I would have to repaint and let dry again. I worked on those drawers for two days.
SIX DRAWERS…….TWO DAYS!
In the meantime, I finished about SIX CeCe’s paint pieces! Two of them were large dressers!
That is why it “pays” sometimes to use a chalk/clay paint. The ability to get many more pieces completed in a shorter amount of time is well worth the extra dollar.
‘Nough said……..you get the point.
It adhered perfectly to the plastic base, without priming. Look how pretty the details show up when the piece is distressed.
The plastic looks just like the “real wood” top now
Speaking of the top…..Mmmmmm Mmmmmm good!
I took the “Pittsburgh Gray” and lightly brushed it over the white on the top and at different sections to enhance the piece.
That’s right people…you read it right….enhance.
I’m fancy like that.
I’m an enhancer-ologist.
I may do an E-book on “enhancer-ology”.
Are you so excited?
So, what do you think of the difference?
Like the difference?
Think I should have taken the rollers off?
I was hoping it would add to the “uniqueness” of the piece.
I do not know if it has sold or not.
What do you think?
In the meantime….
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I cannot wait to hear from you!