Here it is! Our lovely new table. I have to say that I am very pleased with the outcome. It definitely adds some light and colour to the otherwise drab living room (the dark grey carpets don’t help to make this place cozy, but they sure are handy to keep feet warm and little pitter-patter quiet).
Sydney and I worked on the top of the table. Richard and I decided on a paint colour we both liked for the base – Pinterest is a wonderful resource. And the other evening Richard went on a hunt for paint for me. He found a lovely blue called Azure. I mixed in a couple of tablespoons of unsanded grout (I would have preferred to use plaster of paris, however, the store did not have any and unsanded grout is a common alternative) into a cup or so of paint, mixed and dove in.
It took a couple of evenings (most of the work was done after the kids were in bed). The paint also needed a very light sanding after each coat to smooth out the surface for the next coat of paint. Once it was all painted a thin coat of soft wax added depth and a matt sheen to the paint.