Ryan put together a fantastic one-of-a-kind table last week. He topped the base of a former bubble gum machine with a live edge cross-cut of a tree. It makes the perfect petite side table. Check out the original fire engine red paint on the cast iron base. We’ll be bringing this one into the shop soon!
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This little side table is so cute and petite and just unique. I brought it home topless. I suppose it had a top when I found it though. The flea market dealer I bought it from had a piece of glass over it that obviously belonged to another long, lost table because it wasn’t the right size or proportion. I chose to leave the glass behind and knew we’d come up with something all our own for this little transformation. The ‘before’ shot is pictured below with my new favorite chenille draped over it.
Ryan cut and secured a wood top to fit the table. I customized the new top with Maison Blanche’s glacage. Have you heard of this product? It is essentially a texturizing embossing cream for wood. Fellow vendor, Eastcote Lane, sells it at The West End Garage. I was very excited to give this product a shot and am happy with the one-of-a-kind results. Better than a wobbly, ill-fitting glass top!
I gave the entire table two coats of milk paint in Flow Blue followed by furniture wax and a bit of antiquing wax on the textured top. Something about these mid-century pieces always seem to call for a moody blue, navy or black in my opinion. The finishing touch, though, was in the gilding wax around the edge. I love how the gold captures the light.
The formerly topless table is now for sale at The West End Garage along with a selection of gorgeous olive trees in perfectly weathered clay pots.