I purchased this stand recently from a fellow junk collector. The top was stained a dark java color, but the wood did not take the stain evenly. She had painted the legs white.
Most of the hard work, was done for me. I didn’t have any java stain, but I did have a dark walnut, so I put a coat of that on the top to help even out the color. It still wasn’t perfect, but luckily for me, I like things perfectly imperfect. I decided to dry brush a little of the Dixie Belle Mineral Chalk Paint in Vintage Duck Egg on the top and I love how it turned out. I sanded the edges and tried to soften the brush strokes a little.
You can still see some of the imperfections on the wood, but to me they just don’t matter and only adds charm to the piece.
Now onto the legs. I thought the white was a little harsh, so I chose to paint those in a Dixie Belle Mineral Chalk Paint color called Burlap. I think it is my new favorite tan color. After that, I waxed everything and then used a little antiquing wax on the legs.
I don’t think these photos do it justice….I think it is much prettier in person. I plan on taking it to the Oswego Outdoor Market tomorrow.
This is a perfect stand for a plant, don’t you think? I hope it finds its new home this weekend.
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