Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: A Bit of Antibes

I have no before pictures to go with my next several furniture posts.  I had a day where I was painting like crazy and simply forgot. Sorry about that. :)

I picked up with cute little telephone table at the Sandwich Antique Fair this summer. I was your basic warm wood table. It had a bit of a stain on the top so I knew that it was a candidate for paint. 

Then I had to choose the color. 

I wanted something bold and beautiful. I planned on using this table as my "check out" table at Christmas in the Alley. So I wanted something that people would see. 

Here is a view of my ASCP Antibes table:

 I use both clear and dark wax to seal and protect. I have a love/hate relationship with the dark wax. I always hate it when I am using it but completely love the result. Notice how the top of the table looks like it has a wood grain. I hadn't planned on that and was completely stressing about it while in progress. However, when it was finished, I completely loved it!
This table is now for sale on my Etsy page. I will be sad to part with this one. :)

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  1. The table is gorgeous! It definitely reminds me of the tropics. You did a great job!


  2. Turned out beautifully. Love the color, LOVE the size/scale! Perfection.

  3. Stopping by from MMS. Love it! The top turned out beautiful and I love the legs!

  4. I love this colour too! I'm planning on using it on a piece I have...I'm just waiting for after Christmas to attack it! Great job, it really is an adorable table.

  5. Love how you toned down the Antibies color. Did you by any chance keep track of the mix and percentages? Are you willing to share that? Please?

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