Some of you may call me a thief after this post.  I'll apologize now but I HAD to have this table.  I passed this house while driving to my parents one day that had a couch and three end tables in the yard.  I kept looking for a FOR SALE sign, but nothing... I told myself, "If the stuff is still out there on my way home it's my sign to stop."

Well, lucky for me the stuff was still there.  I was very hesitant because the house was pretty much a dump.  I stopped, looked for another sign, knocked on the door, even knocked on the neighbors' door-NO ONE to be found.  I swear this one table was calling my name.  The detail in it was just gorgeous!  So I rescued him or stole him, however you want to put it.

I can not begin to tell you how bad this table was.  I don't even have a picture of the before because it was so gross.  I tried to be a CSI and figure out what the heck was on it, in it, and under it- NASTY!!  Don't worry Doc McSchoenle gave him an hour long bath.

It used to be a dark wood with a fake leather piece on the top.  I went with an off white color to bring out the detail.

Check out coat #1:

Say it like the aliens from Toy Story, "Ooooohhhhh aaaahhhh."  I know...gorgeous, right?

Ok here is coat #2 AND some dark wax:

I could not be happier with the results!  I distressed it just a little, but the dark wax really made the details POP!  I think he is just perfect and I'm sure if he could talk he would say he was rescued rather than stolen!!

Happy thoughts?


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