I found this great little table the other day while at the thrift store. It is very 50’s with the octagonal top. I was drawn to it because the doors are so unusual with their pretty cutout shapes. It was a whopping $15.99 so into the minivan it went!
I decided to work on it today and needed to purchase the paint. I had in mind Snow White from General Finishes – a bright, modern white. My husband happened to be near the Woodworker’s Club (where I purchase my GF paints) and he volunteered to pick it up. However, he came home with a color called SunGlow – say, what? Poor guy, he tried. He thought they were all white (like Home Depot) and never even looked at the large printed SUNGLOW on the tin.
I was going to go back and exchange it but thought that, hey, maybe this was a good mistake and was kind of meant to be. Maybe it would give the table a great modern edge? I was wrong.
The color is a very bright yellow, hence the name! However, it is too hard for my taste. Sorry General Finishes, but I am not a fan. I am sure many will disagree but it isn’t my “thing”.
I only applied the first coat on the body and will change it tomorrow to a different color. At least I took a chance and maybe someday in my future I can put the SunGlow to use. Or, maybe not 😉
So, as it stands now, I have added the wood filler on the top and painted the bottom to resemble a bottle of mustard. I shall keep you updated!