Monday, September 3, 2012

A Whimsical makeover: Simple, Easy, Rustic

This piece comes with no "before" picture. It is basic and easy. It is not a piece to design a room around but a piece that fits into any space.

I love pieces that are enhanced by paint and not overtaken by it. This is a simple example of that.

This piece is a custom mix of Antibes and French Linen. After distressing and sealing with clear wax, I coated it in a heavy layer of dark wax. For the top, I sanded the wood to reveal a beautiful natural patina. I simply added a coat of poly for protection. Simple, Easy, Rustic.  I am so happy with how this turned out. 

Stay tuned for for a color review of Antibes and French Linen. I will be posting them this week.

FYI...I purchase my Chalk Paint from Carter's Cottage. :)

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  1. Love this, it is so simple,but beautiful. I would love to have you share this at Restyled Sundays.

  2. This turned out great, Laura. Hope you're enjoying school with the wee ones!

  3. It turned out beautiful! Love the 'green', rustic & the top is gorgeous.
    Debbie :)

  4. gorgeous custom mixed green! i love it! what a fun little table!

  5. Great color combo!
    Beautiful job!
    I would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. I am loving this color combo! I can't wait to try it. The table is adorable!
    Thanks for joining Friday Pretties.


  7. Beautiful color combination! I never would'ave thought to combine those two! Love it! :)

    xoxo laurie

  8. Love it. I almost did something like this yesterday with a piece I had but I didn't have the right green, so I went in another direction. This style reminds me of tables they often have at Anthropologie. I'm always drawn to them, and you're right, it would work in so many spots.