I started doing some serious sanding on this cute little table yesterday (feeling super cool with my power tools!) I planned to give this one my standard treatment...a few coats of cream paint and a little distressing. Well, a little distressing turned into a lot more than I'd planned when I starting seeing the layers underneath the cream paint! At one time the table top had been a dark wood with some kind of neat gold tole painting on it.
On top of that layer was a white paint with some cute green flowery stenciling. Sooo...I revealed a bit of the previous owner's handy-work in a few different places and decided to deliver it to the shop for my display just like this. I guess you could call it laziness...the fact that I didn't continue to sand and then repaint the whole table. But I really was liking the look and the idea of showing off the history of the piece. Obviously the previous owners of this charming little table were crafters and I think this table, as is would be a great crafting table in the right shabby, vintage style creative studio.