This is one project I want to finish off over the holidays. I’m toying with a couple of options – and your opinion would be appreciated.
I started off with this:
I wanted a large, low coffee table. (Ideally, a coffee table should be lower than the height of the seat.) I really don’t like the marmalade varnish that is often used on pine. Pine is such a lovely colour until it is turned orange.
It’s like a really bad fake tan.
I sanded it back hard, to really rough up the varnish. And then I primed it:
And then while I thought about it, I put a matt white first coat of paint on, to even it all up and provide a base for the next step:
The only problem is, I can’t quite decide what the next step is!
These are the kinds of ideas that I was considering. I’m into flags at the moment, as you’ll know from this box I did earlier….
So I was considering a flag on the table, but in monochrome creams and greys. I was actually wondering about the US flag this time though.
The one above is subtle, but might look nice?
Or maybe an off-set flag?
So I actually haven’t done anything at all!
Please can you vote – and I’ll follow your advice. The finished project to be seen in early January.