Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Awesome Handpainted Cocktail Table

So, Wendy and I came across these awesome iron bases at a salvage store. We've been trying to find the perfect tops to make great cocktail tables. Wendy found these premade table tops at Lowes for $36. And the perfect size...What luck! We knew we wanted something unique to do the iron base justice. Wendy beat up the table top using any tool available and then used a blow torch to add extra character.

She then mimicked a wine label on the top of the piece, hand-painting the letters in black.


She then took a sander to add extra age to the table.

Finally, she stained the wood and added protection with several coats of poly.

 What an amazing table!! It sold immediately. In fact, there were multiple people fighting over it!


  1. Wow! What a gorgeous table! That would be fun to use a blow torch. I'll have to try it some time.

  2. I agree with Liza, this is a cool and elegant outcome. You can restore its elegance and beauty if you will use a wood protection chemical element or product that will help maintain it state. We have used this product called Seasonite New Wood Protection which is a product by igoe. This is ideal for Cedar or Redwood Decking and Cladding. Seasonite was developed especially to protect newly sawn exposed wood from moisture and rain damage while going through its weathering process. This minimizes and in most cases eliminates splitting, warping and cupping of the merchandise where you have applied the product. Simply coat one or two application to the wood you have created. Wood protection, worry no more, www.igoe.ie is just a browse away.

  3. I love it! You did a wonderful job!

  4. This turned out so AWESOME!! Brave to use the blow torch but it worked perfectly!