Looking around my living room and it’s brown, brown, beige and beige. I need some color in my life. How haven’t I noticed this before?
My wore out coffee table and side tables, all dinged up, scuffed and brown, the ideas started flowing!
I am really loving the distressed, antiqued look. I just knew I could re create that look with these tables.
I decided to use a base undercoat on the entire table. The top would stay white so I did 3 coats, but the bottom would have another color so I only did one coat.
I choose a turquoise-y blue-ish green color.
As I went to painting, this color wasn’t right, it was too light and too green. I took it back and got 2 shades a darker color.
This color is much more what I had in mind. Perfect. I painted with 1-2 more coats as needed.
I let it dry really well 1 day or so, and then the fun began. Using sandpaper, I got to work distressing.
I love how both the white and wood colors would show through.
Then using my most favorite glaze in Muscavado.
I simply painted it on, and then wiped it off with a rag, leaving more in the grooves and distressed spots.
I really love how the glaze gave the top an aged look. I sprayed them with a clear polyurethane spray paint. A couple of coats each, especially on the top. I know they are going to get a lot of wear and tear in my house. I let them dry and cure for at least 7-8 days, before moving them into my house.
So I went on and completed my coffee table and other side table as well.
See those gold mirrors on the table, I can’t wait to figure out what and where I am going to hang them. My Granny gave them to me, and they are super cute, just have to find the perfect spot for them.
I just love the splash of color it gives my room!
Don’t you just love when a project turns out just like you imagined in your head?
My two couch warmers say hello.
Have you ever distressed/antiqued something?
I am loving making over furniture so much that I am now offering custom furniture painting. Have a question? See an idea on pinterest? But don’t have the time. Contact me!
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