Current project – Wood table painted to a faux Breche Violet marble top and Wax resist rubbed antiqued base and legs :
This wood table has been routed on the edges for a more authentic marble look; Cleaned, full primed in bin ; Troweled in Kalcaustico ( a Venetian Plaster material ) and wet sanded for a supremely smooth surface which also has the cold touch of marble rather than the warmth of wood. The wood base has been prepared for painting in an antiqued rubbed finish which you’ll see towards the end of this series of photos.That finish will be an esspresso coloring with warm red under tones.
Here the top has been wet sanded then base coated in white shellac and wet sanded again. It is Really smooth! The structure of the Breche Violet marble is laid in. Also the first esspresso top coat is applied but not rubbed yet.
Long shot of finished marble top before the varnishing is applied which is going to be five layers of water based poly from Benjamin Moore floor finish, wet sanded between coats. No sense losing that super smooth finish Now!
Finish applied and delivered to home. The smaller chairs are finished in same coloring as the base of table and the arm chairs are finished in a crackled heavily distressed finish.
another shot of finished table top