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The Studio on the Lake in Tennessee

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Coffee Table Makeover



I almost forgot to take a photo of this little guy.  I was in a hurry last week to finish some projects to fill some empty spaces at our antique booths.  I know you have all seen similar tables at thrift stores, or garage sales and I want to share with you how I refreshened this piece to give it a new life.

I did a wax resist on the cleaned wood finish.  There were areas that were not perfect and some of the finish had worn off over the years.  I left those as is, as I thought distressing those ares could lead to a very aged look.  I used Versailles, one of my very favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors and brushed it completely over the table.  Some areas I painted with a heavier coat than others, but basically one coat looked like it would do what I wanted.  I then enlarged a great graphic from The Graphics Fairy website. 
This is a very beautiful piece of typography with a lot of detail and flourishes.  I enlarged it, and transferred it to the table top.  It is approximately 2 feet by three feet at this point.  I then hand painted the entire graphic.  I used a very fine triple 0 liner brush and Lumiere paint in a pewter color.  I love this color as it is not as harsh as a black but dark enough.  It seems to go well with every color I like to use, and the consistency is ink like.  I do thin it a little as I paint, but try not to make it too watery.
 
After the paint dried overnight, I did go back and with a sanding block gave the edges and legs a  distressing.  I also went over the entire table top with more emphasis on sanding the edges. 
 
I then put a finishing coat of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Furniture Wax when gives it a soft sheen and a moisture resistant finish.  You can find the wax at www.theblueheronstudio.com.
 
Voila!
 
The Finished Table
 
 
Close up of the Lettering!






4 comments:

  1. So pretty! Just the right amount of distressing and not overdone with the graphic. New follower here!

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  2. Thanks for sharing!
    Beautifully done! I have a little table waiting for a makeover-thanks for the tips-

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  3. You are so welcome. Hope you enjoy your makeover!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the graphic - I am looking forward to trying Miss Mustard Seed paint soon - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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