We almost passed up this table. It was missing some of its beautiful moldings and just seemed like it would be more work than it was worth. Then we discovered the cool little drawer on the side. How unique! Upon further inspection, we realized even though some of the moldings were missing, there were duplicates we could mold and cast. We’ve never done this before but have always wanted to try our hand at it. So now this table with the cool little drawer became a challenge we just couldn’t pass up.
We really couldn’t be more pleased with the end result! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and wet sanded to give a beautiful time-worn finish.
We were able to make a mold of the existing molding using a hot glue gun. First, we sprayed the molding with Pam cooking spray so the glue would not stick. Then, we liberally covered the molding with the hot glue, pressing firmly when cool enough to touch. Once it was completely cooled we were able to peel the glue away. The hot glue created the perfect mold capturing all of the details. We then filled the mold with paper clay by Iron Orchids Design.
We immediately applied the new moldings onto the table using wood glue. Once the clay had completely dried we painted as usual.
And that cool little drawer…
Isn’t it the coolest?!
The drawer runs the length of the table providing a lot of storage.
We are definitely calling this experiment a success!