This a very solid and very heavy piece of wood
There were some misplaced random stains in the wood that even after stripping and sanding, I couldnt get out so I knew I had to paint something to cover them..I spent alot of time thinking about my family..my history and these stories of the people I love even tho I only know them thru pictures..these thoughts led me to a tree..a family tree to be precise.
I handpainted the details..with the "stump" of the tree rings taking on a "C" for my family name. For one of the other tables, I plan on painting something incorporating an "M" for the last name on my Grandmothers side, who's father it was that built these...The "C" just worked the best for the tree. The leaves are the Canadian Maple leaf and since I knew I would be staining it, I choose to make them a lighter color to take on some of the stain. I also did metallic copper leaf on a few of them to add some depth and interest..o and some shimmer..
I did add completly new legs. These babies were a tough find...then I needed the Misters help with installation. I dont have patience for some things..he has the patience of a saint...thats one of the reason I love him...I tried to stain these to match the top but they would not take any sort of stain, any color of stain ..no stain at all....so I painted....then stained with success. Sometimes Im sure things dont work because the Universe just knows that something will work better.
I love how it turned out...I also cant wait to start the next table with an idea already floating around in my head..