This little vintage side table was a great find, it just needed a little love!
I looks like it was handcrafted.
I added a ring of plaster flowers to the little door. You can make the flowers in your own clay mold..Tutorial HERE. Or you can make flowers in gum paste molds...Tutorial HERE. I made a chalk outline of a plate, then "glued" the flowers down with vinyl spackle.
To make the flowers look like they were actually a part of the original piece, I filled in between the spaces with vinyl spackle......NOW, it looks like a hot mess, but stick with me......
You don't need a cake decorating tube, you could put spackle in paper you shape into a cone, snip the tip off and pipe on the spackle.
I used a couple coats of homemade chalk paint, globbing a lot of paint over the flowers. Then finished with a coat of clear Minwax, followed by dark wax.
Now I think the flowers look original to the piece.
Have you ever noticed how big the old magazines were compared to the magazines we have now?
This is going in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques...I usually tell you a price, I'm really wavering on this one.....Maybe $55-$65?
I wanted to thank you again for taking a couple minutes out of your day to read my ramblings. I love what I do, but sharing it with like minded people sure makes it more fun!