Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Thrift shop find...

I have wanted to recycle, reuse, and renew furnisher for a long while and now I have the time to indulge  myself.  I found this table/desk at a local thrift store.  It was in pretty bad shape, with deep scratches and lots of kids glue and stickers attached.  The glue came off with a little elbow grease and baking soda and I filled the scratches. 

I have also been wanting to try painting a union jack.  I somehow lost the pictures of the process.  I primed first and then did an undercoat with ASCP antique white.  After much trial and error I taped out the union jack (I used frog painting tape because it is not supposed to bleed etc.  It bled just like the inexpensive masking tape and also when I peeled it off, it also peeled off a lot of paint fyi).

This is the result...'s painted in shades of green then topped with a latex finish.

I'm now working on my next project.....


  1. I love how that table turned out!! I love the Union Jack symbol! I have a few pillows with that on them. Happy New Year!

  2. Hi I just popped over via another blog! I love the table I was expecting a shabby chic farrow & ball off white finish but the Union Jack is inspired - it looks fabulous. Jay