Thursday, June 23, 2016

Building a tabletop for a rolling cart

 I purchased this formica topped rolling cart at a yard sale recently.
The top was all scratched, so I removed it.
And I disassembled this rickety bookshelf...
and used the pieces of wood to "build" a top.
I didn't even have to cut them!
I used a couple of corbels on the back so I could extend the tabletop...
There will be an overhang on the back...
Next, I painted the pieces all different colors...
and I played with placement....
 I like this gradated effect...
 Next, I sanded down each piece and nailed to the base.
I painted the pine base in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in
Old Ochre.
 More distress sanding.....
 Next, I brushed on some stain in Provencial.

 I then wiped it all off...
 It gives each piece a richness, 
and mellows down the punch of the colors.
 Inside the drawer, a turquoise surprise.
Next, I added some weathered wood stain
over the base and sanded.
 I added the same color as the inside drawer to the back corbels.
And here it is in my booth at RVA Antiques on the Avenue.
Goes perfectly with this little industrial stool. $45.
I worked my booth tonight,
so I apologize for the poor lighting..
 Take a look around!

Come take a look in person!!!!!
Lots of fun spaces!!
And great finds!

SheShe, The Home Magician
Sheila Fox

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