Thursday, September 19, 2013

A pedestal table...

Hi Everyone!  While I have been busy getting ready for the fair this weekend, one of the items that I had been working on was a gift for a client to give to his brother and sister-in-law (who happen to be my boss) as a house warming gift.  I had finished up the gift about two weeks ago, but had to wait to share it with you until now.
I wasn't given any instructions on what to make, just something for their new house, so I made them a pedestal table.  I actually found the base at a used furniture store in really rough shape. 
I refurbished it and installed new levers on the base.
I built a new top and support for the top to get it to the right height.
After sanding everything really well, I painted it with a base coat of black and then topped it off with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
Then sanded, waxed and buffed it.
And then I set it outside for beauty shots hoping the new owners (who live up the road from me) wouldn't drive by while I had it outside the shop.  The chair doesn't go with it, I just pulled one out of my studio for pictures.  I am really happy with the way this turned out as was my client.  And I hope the new owners are happy with it too.

I have just a few more items to finish up for the fair this weekend and then it is just a matter of picking up and loading the trailer.  I will be sure to take pictures to share with you next week what I've been up to.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I'm sure they'll be delighted with it - who could resist such a beautiful pedestal table painted white !
    Good look with the fair Holly x

  2. That turned out BEAUTIFUL. I am sure they'll love it! I want one :)

  3. what a great gift! :) you did a fabulous job Holly.
    Good luck at your show, I hope you come back with an empty trailer and full pockets!

    I can't wait to hear about it... make sure you take pics!