Sometimes a mistake can lead to something unexpectedly wonderful.
Wanting to re-stain the top of my kitchen table top,
I began to sand in order to break through the factory finish
and smooth out any imperfections in the wood.
I was a bit aggressive with the sander,
and what I thought was solid pine was actually a veneer.
Before I knew it, there was an ugly divot in the table top.
Re-staining wasn't going to work
On to Plan B: painting the table top.
(Do you see my helper ready to pounce onto the fresh paint?)
At first, I painted the table simply,
imitating those appealing vintage enamel-topped drop leaf tables
you'd find in a farmhouse kitchen or lakeside cottage.
But it looked too plain,
so I decided to add some French Script,
and liked it much better.
The template is from Cutting Edge Stencils.
And now I like it much better!