Saturday, January 23, 2016

Shades of the Sea~Painting a Side table

I have wanted a side table for our dining room area for awhile.  During a recent trip to the thrift market, I found this dresser which was in need of some TLC.  It seemed to be a treasure in the rough.

We brought it home and started in.  It already had the vintage looking glass knobs which saved a lot of money.  The white was nice, but my obsession for color just took over!  

The drawers were framed and this seemed to be a good place to add an accent color as well as the top which was framed by about 2-inch piece of wood.  I had leftover paint from another project in a pretty aqua color.  A quick chalk paint mix was made with 4 cups of the latex paint and 3/4 cup of plaster of paris.   Enough water was added to make a mixture which is the consistency of cake batter.  

The chalk paint makes such a soft texture to the wood.  All of the drawers and the cabinet top were painted with the soft aqua color and then a new coat of white chalk paint  was added to the white areas.  

 Then the fun part begins!  The cabinet was waxed with the furniture wax and then buffed to a soft matte.  Adding the accents is the best part.  I had leftover fabric from the slipcover project to make a runner for the top.  Since this room is open to the family room it helps to tie the rooms together.  You can see the slipcover project here.

The teapot is a little lighter shade of aqua and all of the colors remind me of the sea.  A mix of fresh and faux silks add accents.  When we have company this is perfect to serve the dessert and drinks.  

What fun it is to take an unloved object and make it your very own!  Peeking into the future of what you are working on is so much fun!  Enjoy creating something of beauty this week!  

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