I've been "rejuvenating" furniture for a few years now, and I tend to lean towards the color black and a few other dark shades. I enjoy distressing the paint for that cottage chic look, but I have typically stayed away from the whites, ivories and other lighter colors. However, when I came across this table, my first thought was to paint it pink....what?...so I did! Admittedly, I left the top finished in its natural wood (the grain is just too beautiful to paint over), but the remainder of the table is pink. Check it out....
This is what Miss Pink looked like when I first got my hands on her:
You'll have to forgive me, but I didn't get pictures of the next two steps, which were to give Miss Pink two coats of Kilz white primer, followed by two coats of "Oops Pink" paint. You know about "Oops" paint, right? It's what Home Depot calls its discounted paint that a customer ordered, but wasn't properly mixed to the right color. Therefore, I named the color "Oops Pink."
Once Miss Pink looked absolutely perfect, I completed her by applying a polyurethane by hand to give it that hand-rubbed finish that is so beautiful and classic. And, man, oh man, did the polyurethane enrich the wood grain on the top....gorgeous!