Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Every First Full weekend of every month, Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery/Consignment Shop/Estate Sales, has their monthly estate sale. (That was a mouthful). I have just recently started avidly going for the past 4 months. I have found several lovely rose and floral china plates and saucers, some are now displayed in my Kitchen Hutch, which I blogged about a few days ago,with photos. I had been watching a wicker base with a wooden top for a while....I went this past month with the intentions of buying it, and of course it was gone. So, I was so sad, and mad at myself for not getting it sooner, Ya snooze, Ya loose, is for real, let me tell ya.
Anyway, I took matters into my own hands and made one(sorta) myself for less than the orginal one cost. I went to my local World of Wicker and bought a natural colored wicker console table. It wasn't really what I wanted, so, undaunted, I purchased a piece of MDF at Lowes and had them cut it to my desired measurements, brought it all home and got busy. I started by priming the wicker table, and then painted (spray) it using Valspar satin white paint. O.K., so now its a little better, but not quite there yet. I laid the cut MDF across an old chair and a ladder and sanded all around the edges until smooth. MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is really smooth, so I did not sand the top and bottom surfaces. I paint both sides, also with Valspar Paint, but, used enamel and brushed it on. I took a couple of shots of the finished table. Sorta my version of a vintage Heywood Wakefield I found online for 1,250.00.