This table is beat-up for a very charming reason: for years it was the well-loved stage for Denny's girls to dance and play on. He tells us they really helped with its "rustic patina." Well, the girls have moved out so this table got a well-earned retirement makeover.
Now that it's just Denny and his wife April (they describe themselves as "two very relaxed cats"), it was time to transform the table into something more finished.
With travel on the mind, we decided to created a Moroccan patterned top using colors drawn from our antique globe collection. The painting process was standard: sand, clean and prime the table, then paint. The challenge lay in the design of the Moroccan pattern which I was able to fine tune with a compass, t-square, graph paper, and a little trial and error.
We're both very happy with the results and the table is now a little jewel in our living room. I can't guarantee there won't be any more dancing on this table, especially if the good wine is uncorked!
Whoa, let the paint dry, you cool cats!
Thank you Denny!
(Image credits: Denny Holland )