Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Whimsical Makeover - The End Table Edition

Here is one of those times when I forgot the before picture! This is a small end table with some really great curves. I took this picture post-prime. I bet you have guessed that I did not use Chalk Paint on this one because I wouldn't have needed the primer. I have saved a few smaller items to help me use up my vast collection of latex paints. I really wanted to use some COLOR!!! I love the Chalk Paint and I love Carter's Cottage but I really needed an excuse to cover something in an outrageous color.  I was worried that this might not play well in the shop but it turned out "more mainstream" than I imagined.
I do have to say that it was not fun using latex paint after the ease and fun of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I am very pleased with the outcome but not looking forward to my next latex paint project.

Here is the finished piece.

I am going to call this the Peacock Table. It is the most perfect color of Turquoise.  I covered it with dark wax and gave it a good sanding.
It is a little rough around the edges and I like that in a piece of furniture. :)

14 comments:

  1. Very very cool. I bought an odd table from my elderly neighbor and would like to do something awesome with it. I'll have to take a photo and ask for ideas.

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  2. I love the color! It's beautiful!

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  3. Very Nicely done... LOVE the color.
    Would you mind sharing the color???

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  4. Beautiful! I posted about a similar style table that I just made over...though I'm not as adventurous with color as you are! Yours turned out just fabulous!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  5. Just got through looking at some of your other projects~ fab...new follower! :)

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  6. So beautiful!! I love the detail and finish!! Great, great job.

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  7. Oh I wish I could share the color. It was a small mistint from Lowes. I always buy the $1 ones because the colors are super fun at a super low price. Perfect for a small project.

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  8. I would have to agree with you, once you start using chak paint you kinda dread going back to latex. I love chalk paint but sometimes you need a more vibrant color, your table looks great I love the dark wax technique. Your newest follower, stop by for a blog visit.

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  9. THE FINISH ON THIS IS FABULOUS. ID LOVE TO FEATURE IT ON REVIVAL MONDAY LET ME KNOW IF THIS WOULD BE OK WITH YOU.
    LAUREN

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  10. Love This ~ Love the color, Great Transformation!

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  11. This is one gorgeous table! I'm having a terrible time finding the "right" turquoise color too. Could you snap a pic of the recipe on the mistint? hehe if you do please let me know!

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