As the song goes, there are a few joys I count as "my favorite things": coca cola in glass bottles, spontaneous laughter, the way my dog cocks his fluffy ears at an inquisitive angle when desiring a nibble of whatever I'm eating, cooking something adventurously new or comfortingly old, and painting furniture. I love taking something with promise and making it one-of-a-kind. Here's my latest project: a coffee table my good friend Ashley picked up for me at Goodwill for the handsome sum of $2.50. I've been looking for a coffee table, preferably something with a geometric, Moroccan feel to it and she discovered this diamond in the rough. Here it is when I first received it.
beautiful Spanish cabinet from the 1940's, I decided to play up the star-like shapes on the top of the table and make it look a bit like an old Moroccan door.
|Doesn't the golden top look like a bit like gilded stars?|
I'm really happy with it. And there's just something so cathartic about painstakingly adding coppery gold paint brushstroke by brushstroke (yes, I had to use a teeny brush on the top — whew!) and transforming it into something totally new. What a rewarding little project.