Saturday, April 20, 2013

Re-did my Re-do!

Yeah, yeah, I know... Where the HECK have I been?!
I totally got sidetracked over Spring Break. I painted my sunroom. From ORANGE to a sea foamy green. I swear
I will get to a post on that next week! That has led to a total snowball of ideas basically consisting of me wanting to completely transform my home from warm tones to cool tones! Oh geez - hold on to your hats!
(and don't mention ANY of this to my hubs!)

So while I get my bearings on that I am going to try and get caught up on some other posts I have been meaning to do! The first of them being my pedestal table that was the start of my chalk paint fetish! Read on!

The first time I ventured into the world of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I had great aspirations. I bought this little table at
HomeGoods and thought it was the perfect piece to practice on. It was white when I bought it. I wasn't wild about
the etched design on top but thought maybe it would look better once I painted it.
Here is the finished table. My photography skills were seriously lacking in my first few blog posts. I am not even
going to enlarge this because it is so embarrassing looking. I feel bad for it!
Here she is finished. I painted a layer of Florence and then a layer of Arles thinking the Florence would look fab peeking through. The white underneath was not doing it any favors. And I had some trouble getting the hang of waxing! So my finished table had a very uneven look to the sheen. Not good. The whole thing was just a fiasco!

After I got a a little practice painting I went ahead and gave her a makeover-makeover!
She looks SO much better now! Right? (and my photos are coming along as well!)
 I used the last bit of my samples of old white and mixed in the last of some Coco. The color is like French Linen minus the gray. I grabbed the stencil from . They have such a nice selection of plastic reusable stencils.
And did you notice? No more etching in the top! I filled it in with some wood filler and
sanded it down nice and smooth. It looks like a completely different table now!
I opted for only a tiny bit of distressing as well. I think I just went overboard the first go 'round!

Here it is in the living room with my newly started gallery wall! Can't wait to get that completed!
I swear I won't disappear again!


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