Hi Friends! I’m so glad you stopped in for a visit today. Luckily I haven’t melted away in this heat…our thermometer reached 102 yesterday! That is really hot around my neck of the woods.
I have mentioned a lot lately that I am working really hard to work through the pieces in my to-do pyramid in the garage (aka I’m on a thrift store/yard sale diet), and you’ll see why soon.
This end table had been buried in there for quite some time:
I had just snapped this quick photo and then my six year-old showed up wanting to help, so I handed him my phone and asked if he would like to take some before pictures for me.
They all pretty much turned out like this:
This is six of 18. He’s for hire if you need a good photographer who will work for fruit snacks. 🙂
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The top was already pretty scratched when I bought it for $20 at the thrift store, and then hanging around my garage for forever didn’t do it any favors either. I decided to pull it out and clean it off while I had my HomeRight Paint Sprayer already out for my French Provincial Table I shared not too long ago. You can see both pieces under my HomeRight Spray Shelter here:
That thing is awesome (and huge)! (It does not have a bottom, but a drop cloth works perfectly!) I made a fresh batch of DIY Chalk Paint in a 50/50 mix of Cottage White by Behr and Pure White and it went through the sprayer beautifully.
Because the top was so scratched up and I didn’t really notice it until it was already painted, I decided to go for a two-toned look befitting a coastal cottage (my dream):
I started with a couple of coats of Behr’s Gray Morning lightened a bit with Pure White (70/30ish). Then I dry brushed a little white on the top…
This did a great job of camouflaging the worn top. As you can see I did another table I had as well very similarly. There is a slight height difference but the styles are very similar, so maybe someone can use them as a pair. I gave them a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper after dry-brushing.
A coat of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax and they were all set:
Coastal cottage, yes?
I only photographed the one table since it was easier to with just the one.
The blue I used is Gray Morning by Behr.
Any scratches that were there are barely visible now and work with the dry-brushing on top.
For the handles, I just grabbed two that were similar to the original that I had taken off of a dresser since they fit the existing holes. I painted them with Rustoleum’s Heirloom White and then abused them a bit to take away the newness.
I lined each of the drawers the same with this black lattice fabric I had in my hoard…
I cut the fabric to fit using my rotary cutter and mat (easiest way to get clean, straight edges). Then I brushed Matte Mod Podge like a glue across the bottom with a chip brush, and added the fabric. The Mod Podge dries clear.
And that was it!
That’s two more pieces I was able to move out of the garage.
Now I can show you why I’ve been trying to clear it out…to make room for these:
That’s four dressers, a bed, a china cabinet, a mirror, and a side table that we acquired from my Hubby’s Grandmother’s home. She is resting in peace in heaven now, and I was given the opportunity to breathe new life into some of her furniture. I love that others will be able to continue to treasure them for years to come. I think she would like that too.
Now I might not have any room to work in the garage, but at least they all fit. I don’t fancy the idea of painting furniture in 100 degree heat, so as ready as I am to get to work, they might just have to wait a bit for this heat to break!
Here’s the tables together already loaded into my booth…
See…very similar, just a little height difference. I’m hoping they sell together!
And I keep forgetting to share but guess what finally sold at my booth??
The oval coffee table with the French graphics! That poor thing has hung around for way too long! I’m so glad to see she finally found a good home. Eventually everything does. 🙂
You can see more photos of my booth by visiting my latest booth update HERE!
I’ll be sharing a little thrifty makeover using these parts on Thursday:
So I’ll see ya then! 🙂
UPDATE: No need to wait…see them HERE now!
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