I’ve had visions of prop tables dancing in my head since arriving in Austin, but didn’t know exactly where to start. And although I didn’t have any grand ideas yesterday, I did have grand motivation to head to Home Depot, hoping things would fall into place.
I found a small section of smaller-sized plywood panels that, cut in half, would be perfect for two table tops. I looked at each piece, searching for the best grain pattern. Naturally, the piece I favored was well out of my reach. I jumped like a fish out of water for a mere 90 seconds before being rescued by an orange-aproned man. Phew!
When I arrived in the paint section it was like Martha Stewart knew what was up. There was an entire display of faux finish samples, color boards, required tools, etc. I immediately tossed the crackle finish in my cart. But what to do for the second board? Metallic glaze?
The crackle finish was by far my favorite. I think it adds awesome texture to the background of photos. As far as the bronze glaze… Not a fan. As soon as I get bored with crackle, I can see myself Pinterest hunting for surface finish ideas.
Also, it turns out that the quality of wood I used for the crackle finish didn’t matter. All that hunting and jumping for the perfect piece? Fun, but totally unnecessary.