End Table; Chateau Grey & Old White
My latest project is an end table manufactured by Mersman. It had seen better days, but I hope it will see many more fabulous days to come. The new color scheme has a hint of color while still remaining neutral.
Mersman was known for its quality manufacturing and production of end tables. This table didn't require any repairs, but it needed a good scrubbing with soap and water, steel wool, and a razor to get it ready for painting. (Actually I sanitize all the items I buy used with Lysol, too.)
|Lots of dirt that needed scrubbing off.|
|More dirt and what-not.|
|Manufacturer's mark underneath: "Mersman 35-22".|
The "before" was a nice looking table, but it needed more than a good scrubbing to bring it back into service. For the base I choose Chateau Grey which I would describe as a muted green. The top and accents are painted in Old White. I almost chose black for the top, but I chose Old White at the last minute. I think the white helps brighten the grey. I painted the hardware in Graphite for contrast.
I sanded the entire piece and lightly distressed around the edges. The top seemed a bit plain, so I gave the border of the top a medium distressed finish. For the last step I applied soft wax and buffed it for a shiny smooth finish.
|The table has a deep drawer which offers great storage.|
|I love the details of the corners and legs.|
|There is medium distressing around the edges, |
but it doesn't show up well in the photo.
|Deep drawer for storage.|
|Side view. There are panels around each of the sides.|
|Here's a close up of the distressing on the top. |
It's subtle enough to give it just the right look of a well-loved piece.
|I finally bit the bullet and purchased business cards!|
I am using the cards to tag items in the booth.
|I am always curious what everyone else prices their items at. |
So in case you're curious, I am asking $75.00.
Dimensions: 28" deep x 24" wide x 21" high.