Awesome friends, today I’m back with this petite queen Anne table that my super sweet local reader friend, Dianne, gave me:
She had a mirror she was looking to get rid of and ended up sending me out the door with three pieces! Thanks, Dianne! All are of them are in my current haul.
A few of you mentioned you’d like to see this table done next, so here you go!
Removing the pulls on the front and a little paint therapy went a long way!
And that bonus makeover I mentioned?
It started out as this mirror:
This mirror came with this dresser I shared back in the Fall, but I didn’t think it did much for the dresser. I almost had my Hubby take it away just to get it out of the garage because I thought it had so little potential. Of course at the last minute, I just could not let him take it.
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I think it turned out cute after all!
The color I used on these pieces is Driftwood by Dixie Belle. It is a lovely gray with a touch of brown in it making it more like a taupe color.
And as you can see, I added my favorite stripes to the top!
The top of this table had a couple of marks that likely would have been visible if I just left it painted a solid color, but the stripes are great for disguising blemishes.
How to get perfect stripes every time!
There is a super easy way to get perfect stripes on your furniture piece every time!
- First, I measured and marked the center point on my surface and centered the tape on those marks. Then I measured to be sure it was centered.
- Next, I ripped a piece of tape to use as my Guide Piece and lined it up right next to the original piece:
- Then I added another piece next to that and removed the Guide Piece.
- I continued on the same way…
Until I had the whole piece done…
Perfect stripes!! If you want a wider stripe, just double up the tape, and if you want a more narrow stripe, this tape also comes in a more narrow width.
- For this table, I also added a strip of tape all around the edges since I wanted the stripes just on the top. Then I just painted in the stripes! I used two coats of Cotton for the stripes on this table:
- I removed the tape as soon as the second coat went on.
That’s my favorite part! Look at those crisp lines!
After adding the stripes, I added a very light dry brushing of Cotton all over to soften it a bit. I hadn’t originally planned to sand as well, but I did end up sanding with 220 grit sandpaper. The sanding took away some of the dry brushing. I would have sanded first if I had planned to do both originally.
It’s hard to see from a distance, but you can see it up close:
I did the mirror the same way:
As you can see too, I removed the mirror so I could paint the frame more easily, and I like to paint the underside of the frame where the mirror will reflect the finish. To add the mirror back, I secured it with my Logan Point Driver and then replaced the original wood backing…
See more of my stone feature wall HERE.
It’s hard to hide behind those flowers! Peek-a-boo!
I have the camera on a two second delay timer, so I had to click and duck ha ha!
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I added hooks to the mirror to add a little more function:
These came from Lowes and started out dark brown. I painted them with three coats of Cotton and used my nail to scratch off the paint here and there…
This would be great hanging in an entryway to hold keys, leashes, etc.
I hope y’all enjoyed this two-for-one today!
That’s two more projects I can cross off the list!!
If you missed the first couple, you can revisit them at the links below:
Tuesday is Trash-to-Treasure day and I had planned to share this mirror since it was heading to the trash, but since I decided last minute to paint it to match the table, I’ll have to come up with something else for Tuesday!
UPDATE: I ended up redoing this table:
See how redo #2 looks HERE now!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Take care and stay safe!
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