I found a lovely antique cast iron pub table with a solid, but ugly shellacked tabletop. The top, not original, was once a nicely veneered oak finish. I decided to buy the table and replace the top. But then…
It had a few things going for it–already cut to size, solid, a dark, old finish which is my favorite surface to paint over, and it was here. Time for a facelift.
Miss Mustard Seed’s newest paint color is Farmhouse White, not as bright as Ironstone, but still a brilliant white. Time to play.
Two coats of Farmhouse White later, some light distressing and chipping–just enough to show the dark finish–I reached for wax. My favorite wax combo is Furniture Wax with a little Antiquing Wax mixed in to dirty it up. While waxing, the textured veneer came through a little bit, giving the revised tabletop a nice grainy look. Perfect.