Wednesday, August 24, 2011

weathered is always better

After finishing my tea server I was left with a little coffee table who had nowhere to go. I tried moving her all around the house but nothing really worked out. So she had to move on, but she couldn't leave with out a new look.
 She wanted to be funky, she wanted to be weathered. She wanted to have layers of colors just melted all together.

funky little weather legs
now  she's happy!!

She kinda just evolved this way. I started out wanting to keep her top in the dark color and paint the legs in a peacock.  But it just wasn't working for her.

So then I added a little old white and duck egg blue and sanded and sanded.

 It was ok.....but the shiny wood on top just didnt seem to go with all of the distressing everywhere else.

So i got out the milk paint in slate and then, then she was done.


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  1. Visiting you from MMS , love how your table turned out ! I am your first follower !

  2. Turned out darling! I am your second follower and from MMS too!
    Smiles, alice

  3. thanks ladies.....Just getting started out here thanks for the love...

  4. makes me want to go thriftn'

    well done

  5. Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  6. I do love the way this table came out. I have an old coffee table that needs a redo, you are inspiring me!

  7. thanks ann....I left out that when I applied the milk paint ...I painted over a crackle glaze to give it all that texture...then I applied a poly coat so it wouldn't keep flaking funny my husband was not a Fan of that table....he said..." hun, even Picasso had a bad day." glad beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!