Huggins – The Restyled Curio Stand

My friend Barb picked up this adorable little three-tiered curio stand at an estate sale for me.  It’s about 18″ high so it would be perfect on a tabletop or maybe on the floor near a window to be used as a plant stand.  I love working on these smaller pieces because I don’t need a helper to move them around!

There were some holes in the top as if there was a rail or something attached at one time but that was missing.  After I puttied the holes I realized I hadn’t taken a before pic so here it is at that point:

The legs all just screw in so I was able to disassemble the table to make it easier to paint.  After a good cleaning and light sanding, I applied two coats of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint in Castle.

When it came to painting all twelve of those little legs I was so thankful for this video tutorial I had watched by one of my favorite furniture artists, Denise of Salvaged Inspirations  She shows you a great way of “slapping” on the paint which makes quick work of painting legs and spindles and it really turns out looking great!  So thank you, Denise, for the awesome tutorial!

I used Waverly chalk paint in Truffle for the stenciled design and the legs.  I sealed the shelves with Rustoleum clear matte finish to help protect against scratches and spills in case it is used as a plant stand.

Since I was in the middle of decorating my house for Christmas I couldn’t resist staging Huggins with some of my vintage ornaments!

I took Huggins to my booth at Country Fair Mall in Coal Valley.  If you live locally and haven’t been to Country Fair you should definitely check it out.  It’s located on Route 6, just a couple of miles from the airport.  They have three buildings full of antiques, flea market treasures and some hand-crafted items.  My booth, #68, is in the larger main building.  Click HERE for the link to Country Fair’s Facebook page for more information.

Thank you to my friend and “picker”, Barb, for finding this little cutie!

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think!  Here is a sneak peek at an upcoming project:

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