This little table has been sitting in my basement for years… and years… and years. I picked it up at a local flea market with the intention of making it into a wee coffee table for our sunroom.
Its main feature is the ornate carving on its top surface.
Then I tried my hand at glazing as a nice way to bring out thedetailing. Glazing is easy to do. I mixed enough blue paint into a small cup of glaze to get the depth of blue colour I wanted, then swirled it around the woodwork with a brush/rag combination. I wiped it off with a damp cloth, fussing until the glazing highlights looked the way I wanted them to. After 3 coats of varathane, the result was very satisfying.
The table is small – only 15 inches high, but would function beautifully as a showpiece for books or art!