I'm totally beginning to have a thing for round coffee tables and end tables. Not plain ones mind you...but some with a bit of oomph. What is oomph you ask? Hell if I know...I just know it when I see it.
When I found this table it had a busted leg. Totally ew. Turns out, broken wood pegs are relatively simple to fix though. You take a drill and drill through the broken peg until the hole is completely cleaned out. Then? Add some wood glue and bang in a new wood peg. You can get a pack of like 10 of them for under $2. Crazy huh? When I think of all the things I've encountered with a busted wooden peg and it could have been fixed for like TWENTY CENTS???????
LAWD... SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
So...this was pretty basic. Like...seriously. When you use Annie Sloan chalk paint you don't have to sand it so I only sanded the top because I wanted to stain it and to stain something...ya gotta remove the current finish so the wood can absorb the Minwax Dark Walnut stain. There was just no way I was painting over that gorgeous inlaid top. It was just so neat to me that it was laid in quarters like that. The beading along the side was a detail I wanted to make pop so after painting the base in Annie Sloan Country Grey (my favorite color it seems) and under the top, I rubbed dark wax under the top. As a protectant, I really like General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in satin. I think I did two coats on the top. Anything vertical I've learned to use a polyacrylic spray so that's what I did there. The piece came out so lovely and man is this thing SOLID! It won't move unless you actually move it. A simple bump won't sent it sprawling into the wall to make a knick in your paint. WHOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!
You'll find that round end tables are pretty versatile for the space you're looking to fill too. Squares and rectangles are pretty...um...finite. I guess that's a good way to put it. If not...pick some words, put them together and VIOLA! Hopefully you know what I'm trying to say. LOL!