Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Side Table in Blue



On my weekly junkin' trips I found this great old side table and brought it home.
Before:
It was pretty banged up, but had potential.  I got out my hand sander and sanded the top and it turned out to be beautiful wood.  I sealed it with AS dark wax.  For the base of the table I mixed together some grey and blue paint until I got a color I liked and then made it into home-made chalk paint.  First I painted it white so I could have an undercoat to show through when distressed.  After a few coats of blue paint, I distressed and sealed it with hemp oil/dark wax.  I need smaller piece of furniture to be ready for Mes Amis Vintage Show that I am doing in a few weeks and this piece is perfect for the show. 



The layers showing


Flowers and Ironstone


Gorgeous Legs 


Ooops a little paint got on the wood ( I never notice until I take pictures close up-LOL)




Pretty Top 



It is now looking good in Blue!

16 comments:

  1. You gave that table a whole new life! What an amazing makeover.

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  2. Thank you Susan-I am getting ready for a show so it is the perfect piece to bring to the show!

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  3. It IS looking good in blue. The top looks great with just the waxing. xo Diana

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  4. Thank you Diana-I love natural tops with painted bottoms!

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  5. Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at the Vintage Inspiration Party. Looking forward to seeing this beauty in person also:-)

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  6. Thanks Betsy-I look forward to seeing you next week at Mes Amis-my job is so crazy busy right now, feeling kind of behind with my show stuff. Oh well-it will work out!

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  7. This is great - my favorite color combo!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I like the blue and wood too!

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  8. You gave that piece a wonderful new life! Love the color you chose.

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    1. Thank you Pamela-the blue is very nice with the natural wood

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  9. Thanks for the inspiration! I have a little nightstand that I purchased already painted white (bad shiny latex) and I have been stumped about what to do with it. I love your idea, painting it blue and distressing to let some of the white show. I think I'll give it a go!

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    1. Thanks Linda-I like layer colors when I can--I be it will look great!

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  10. Wonderful transformation! What a nice shade of blue!
    Jennelise

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