I am SO bummed because I was SO excited about this piece.
It is a game table that goes between you and your table mate when playing cards/domino’s. I acquired it from my late aunt-in-laws estate and I had grand plans of refinishing it and passing it on.
It started out terribly ugly yellow varnish and chipping wood. I patched up a broken corner with Gorilla Glue, easy peasy, good start. I assumed the first layer was veneer…
so I scratched the whole layer off in one night, Sweet!
Next, I sprayed Easy Off on the remaining chipped paint on the table top and legs. How do you get ooie gooie Easy Off off? With a water hose set on jet spray, of course! The wood was so clean and shiny, I can’t believe how masterfully my plan worked, now just to dry over night. Yay!
I ran out this morning [after my morning run and mowing] to see my pretty table ready to be primed and painted. Insert Wah Wah Wah sound bite. It was just terrifying what I saw; three more layers of curled veneer all the way through the entire table, I had 1 huge curled up mess. It was so sad and I felt extremely heartbroken because of the plans we had made together.
So here it is… in the big green bin. I do not have the know how to fix the mess I made. Do you? I guess it would take a jig saw and some sort of curved measurement thingy. I fell the urge to pluck it out of the garbage can before Tuesday, it seems like there is still life left, it is just the top that needs a new crew. Ho Hum.
Luckily the legs fared better, I will be keeping them for another project, eventually.