I've been bored with our plain black pedestal table for awhile,
but didn't want to go out and buy a new one (of course!).
While we were driving home from a friend's house, we found this table on the curb for the trash.
Can you believe that? Who would just throw away such a beautiful table??
It took a lot of convincing, but I finally got my husband to help me put it into our SUV... with two car seats and golf clubs in the back. ;) it was a verrry uncomfortable ride home, but so worth it!
This is my sister's watch- which I love. It's classic and big. BIGGER is better!
I decided to use real numbers instead of the roman numerals to modernize it a little.
After wiping down the excess wood filler, I applied a coat of grey primer and then a coat of white primer. You can see the grey through the white, which I liked. We're going for an aged look here, so after those dried I rubbed more grey primer all over with a cloth and then wiped it off. It hung up in some of the recesses and made the table look aged.
Next, I found the middle of the table and stuck a pushpin in. After tying a string to it and the other end to a pencil, I was able to start drawing circles around the table. This made it easy to figure out where the numbers would go.
After tracing the numbers in pencil onto the table, we're ready to paint!
In this picture, you can really see the glazing and aging effect.