Monday, September 22, 2014

Thrifted Finds Painted ASCP

Autumn weather Sunday. Cool enough to energize. Project time.

The two diamond window doors were 'finds' on Saturday. They came with vintage glass knobs and brass hinges (door side only). They will eventually be wall/window art pieces.

One door had been somewhat painted white. First I filled the door handle and hinge holes with Durham Water Putty.

Taped the glass before painting.

The door frame received 2 coats of ASCP Old White (both sides).  Waxed CeCe Clear Wax.

Next project was the mirror frame. I painted it some time ago and it needed a paper backing 

as well as another coat of paint (ASCP Old White). Still needs waxed.

The 'big' project of the day was a delightful drop leaf side table. It is shorter than a regular table. Very sturdy.

DH fixed the drop leaf issues (notice the 'drops'). He removed the hinge screws, moved the hinges so that the leaves were horizontal when open and drilled/replaced the screws. Thank you.

He also sanded the top to remove the old finish.

The legs were as slow to paint as chair legs. I started around two in the afternoon and you can see from the 'darker' photo images that I continued working on the table after supper.

Two coats of ASCP Old White, one coat of CeCeCaldwell Satin finish. The base was a time eating task. The top is going to be in the next post. 

Thanks for visiting.

Loved having an afternoon to work on projects.

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  1. I have almost an identical table. I refinished mine decades ago and it is presently in my daughter's garage. I wish I had the space for it because I love the design.

  2. I'm liking your transformations, the table has such good bones. Thank goodness for blue painters tape, just went through two rolls.

  3. Awesome window. It's really hard to find old windows in that kind of shape and with that character. I love it! I can't wait to see the whole table. What a great piece!

  4. Two awesome pieces! Really love the window :)

  5. Hi Joy,

    You work so carefully. I loved "looking over your shoulder" while you taped off that window with blue tape. Isn’t it fun finding blue?

    Happy Blue Monday!

  6. Those window doors were a wonderful find. Love that leaded glass. Your hubby did a super repair job on the drop leaf table. Nice paint job on your part. ~ Nancy

  7. You do such beautiful work!! LOVE that table!!! My Louis Dean has some of that Rock Hard Putty. He uses it - a LOT!!!

  8. What is ASCP paint? I love the old white color. I am working on a table but the stain is bleeding through the paint. I read online to put some shellac on it which I did, but it didn't work. The stain is still bleeding through. Any advice?

  9. Oh my heck! I LOVE leaded glass windows. The harlequin pattern is just an added bonus. So beautiful. I've never used ASCP, but I've heard wonderful things about it. Great job.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

  10. Great projects! I use my grandmother's drop leaf table as my computer desk. Love the history to it. The Vintage Bliss Tuesdays party is in full swing, if you'd like to link up. Jo

  11. Everything looks so good! You are amazing. Pinned. We had so much fun partying with you at our last party. We hope to see you tonight’s party at 7 pm. We love to see what you have been working on!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  12. Your projects are coming along nicely, Joy. Thanks for sharing this week at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!


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