Queen Anne Style Side Table in Provence


If you follow me on Facebook then you already heard about the side table that was damaged while in my booth. It was an elegant table with Queen Anne legs, with a scalloped border and trim. Unfortunately something gooey and greasy was spilled onto the top. So I brought it home for repairs.


Before

I previously painted the table in white with accents of grey on the hardware.

Previously painted in linen white.
Previously painted in linen white.

I stopped by the booth to drop off some new items and spotted the damage to the finish.

Table top was damaged with a gooey mess.
Table top was damaged with a gooey mess.

My first reaction was, "Uh-oh it's bleed through", but I knew it couldn't be that because the table was painted some time ago.

Close up of damage to finish.
Close up of damage to finish.

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the substance was dimensional, and I could scrape it off with my fingernail. So I knew for sure it wasn't bleed through because that doesn't scrape off.

Extreme close up.
Extreme close up.

But even after removing the gunk a residual oily ring remained around each of the spots. I was a little discouraged, but the only thing to do was to move forward and make the repairs. I cleaned and sanded the finish, and then applied two coats of shellac. I was going to paint the top white again, but that felt discouraging, so instead I decided to treat it like a whole new project and give it a whole new look!

Getting ready for the new finish. Cleaned, sanded, and shellac applied.
Getting ready for the new finish.
Cleaned, sanded, and shellac applied.

After

The finished side table is painted in Provence with pure white highlights.

Side table painted in Provence blue with white highlights.
Side table painted in Provence blue with white highlights.

I sealed the paint with clear wax and then applied a generous amount of white wax over the entire piece. I wiped back the excess white wax with a lint free towel. The white wax highlights the details and also settled into areas with brush strokes.

  The white wax highlights the details. It also adds subtle dimension and softens the blue.
The white wax highlights the details.
It also adds subtle dimension and softens the blue.

The slide out shelf above the drawer is one of my favorite features. It gives an additional amount of surface space when needed and then tucks away when not in use.

I love the slide out shelf!
I love the slide out shelf!

The scalloped border and trim continues on the sides and back of the table.

The scalloped border and trim continues all around the table.
The scalloped border and trim continues all around the table.

Here's a quick recap of the transformations the table has been through:

The side table showing the before, the damage, and the new finish.

The new color scheme gives an entirely different feel to the piece. Before it was an elegant table with a subtle color scheme. But now it has a more modern and bolder visual impact. I think it will add a punch of pretty color to any room.  I'll include a supply list at the end of the post in case you're interested in creating a similar look. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

The Black Sheep Shoppe:  Giving furniture a second, and sometimes third, chance.
The Black Sheep Shoppe:
Giving furniture a second, and sometimes third, chance.

Supply List


Below are the supplies I used for this project. Some (not all) links are affiliate links which  means I earn a (very) small commission if you make a purchase. It doesn't cost you extra, but it helps support the time and effort of maintaining the blog. Thank you for your support and understanding!
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