Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antique End Table revamp

I have lots of painting projects to complete before the house is done. Given that we r still waiting to break ground means that I have ALOT of time to use on planning how I want our decor to look like. It's driving me slitely crazy, all the time we have to wait to turn in our building permit. One word= moratorium. Don't know what that means? Google it. Basically it stinks when u have your application ready to go and the county won't even look at it until the moratorium has been lifted. Enough venting...Moving
With all This extra time I get to paint paint paint! Especially with the summer weather, it's perfect for it!
These lovely antique endtables were a gift from my hubs. He knows that I love antiques and whenever he runs into them  he thinks of me:) I instantly knew that I wanted to paint them and already had the color mind. I have been wanting to try out Annie Sloans Chalk paint so I figured I would splurge and buy some. I made my own chalk paint which I Loved how it turned out. But for this project I wanted a particular color and I didn't want to mess around trying to create the same color only discovering that it didn't work the way I wanted it. So I suggest; make your own chalk paint if u r willing to play around to get the effect you want. If u mean business, and want a VERY spacific color, buy the ASCP:) I did and let me tell u...I LoVe it!
I used Annie Sloans Graphite, it's a soft grey/blue/charcoal. 

The great thing abou chalk paint is that I didn't have to sand or prime it before.
Removed the cute little doors and with a dry brush lightly went over the metal parts with gold acrylic paint. I painted only 2 coats of the graphite, I love the texture this paint has.

And here she is all finished!
I love it!!!!!!! If I could hug it I would;)
I kept the inside the original color, so as to be able to see displayed things inside.
One missing piece for the door... but doesn't bother me...:) the other unfinished endtable has both knobs in tact to it will balance it out;) adds character;)

I distressed the corners and details to make them stand out more. I still have to put wax on it to finish it up, but I could not wait to share this so, here ya go! Now tomorrow I will be finishing up the wax and than start on endtable nr 2! 

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  1. Cat, Great job on these!! They turned out AWESOME! Seriously they look like new ;) great color choice too. Annie Sloan's chalk paint is awesome! These will look awesome in your new house.


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