Tiny Glazed Table

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.

tiny white table before

white tiny table top

Its main feature is the ornate carving on its top surface.

tiny white table before

I painstakingly stripped the varnish from the whole piece, paying particular attention to the cracks and crevices in the top.tiny white table stripped top

Then I primed it and painted it white.  tiny white table top white paint detail

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.                                                                                                                                                                                               tiny white table glazed top      tiny white table glaze detail

The table is small – only 15 inches high, but would function beautifully as a showpiece for books or art!

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