The Drop Leaf Table with a Wreath and a Bee6:00:00 PM
I saved this baby from my next door neighbors trash...
I'm not sure why they didn't ask me first but there it was
at the curb right next door to my house...
I went over to check it out only to find out that they
must have used this table as a workbench.
It had paint splattered all over the top.
So after a good sanding, I painted the top Old White
with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
My next step was to cut pieces out of my junk mail...
yes, the cardboard pieces that you would normally
throw in the recycling...
This is how I occasionally make my signs.
I cut out leaves for my wreath design then traced around them.
I did this all around the table to create a wreath.
When the wreath was finished I sketched a bee out of
a file folder then traced the bee into the center of the wreath.
Then I used Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to paint the design.
I got the idea for the design from the Graphics Fairy
it is the same image I used for my
When the paint was dry I sanded the daylights out of the top of the table. I wanted the image to be very distressed.
I used Annie Sloan clear wax on the table then went
over the clear wax with dark wax
working it to get a mottled effect.
I gave the already distressed legs a coat of dark wax
and I was finished.
I bet my neighbors will be surprised when they
see their table now!