There's a thrift store near where I live. I wandered in one day and there was a huge table with a price tag on it: $4.95.
I walked past it a few times. I even asked the woman at the front desk if the price was really $4.95? She said, "Yep, but it's huge." I think that was an indication that they really just wanted to get rid of it. It's a small store.
I figured that if I could get it out of the store and back home, it was worth the money. After all, a canvas that size would be crazy expensive.
As you can see, I dragged it home. The table has two cool feet and an extra leaf. It was pretty banged up. It looked like someone had stripped the table with plans to refinish it and just never got to refinishing.
I stuck the leaf in and got to painting:
As I often do with canvases, I flipped the table half way through.
I flipped the table for a couple reasons:
- To get a different perspective on the painting.
- To make painting the bottom of the table easier. Because the table is resting on the floor, it was difficult to paint the lower part.
For a sense of scale, here I am (being very serious) with the table:
And now the table is almost done....
But you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the finished result!
Thanks for stopping by!