The funky pink and black striped table, this thing was certainly one of a kind. It made for a fun personal project. My friend Michelle was kind enough to gift this piece to me and told me she couldn’t wait to see what I would do with it.
My oldest son (as well as some friends) did NOT want me to paint it!
It went a little something like this:
Nev: “You’re painting it?! What colour?”
Me: “I don’t know, I was thinking white.”
Nev: “White again, Mom? You’re so boring”.
Me: “Thanks bud”. *insert eye roll here*
I know it was funky and fun but it was THICK paint and the black was actually a little sticky. (In hindsight, maybe I should have just let him use it as it was in his room until he got bored with it and then painted it.) I do love it in the entry way though, and I did spend a lot of time painting dressers for him and making him a desk just a few months ago. haha.
It sat for a while in its funky state while I was working on the China cabinet (which I’ll also share soon) I wasn’t sure where I was going to put this one but I moved some things around to fit it in the entryway hall. I’m not sure if it’ll stay there for good but I like it for now.
For this one I used Country Chic Paint in Vanilla Frosting with their Furniture Glaze in Graphite. (I’ll work on a post about CCP’s water based glaze 101) It’s super easy to work with and makes a big impact. I love Vanilla Frosting because it’s a bit of a warmer white. I get all of my CCP supplies at Vintage Vogue here in Grimsby.
Here’s how it turned out:
I’m going to be completely honest. I did not sand this down before I painted it. I know I should have, and if it was for a client I would have but usually when it’s a personal project, I don’t bother. It’s too hard to find time to get outside to sand with a toddler, and because CCP is zero VOC’s I can paint right in the house, so I usually just throw an old plastic tablecloth down and go to work. If you look close, you can still see the stripes because the paint was so thick but that’s alright, it adds character. (Fun Fact: this table WAS white before someone striped it up. haha)
I still haven’t chosen what knobs to get for this but Vintage Vogue has so many beautiful selections. I’ll have to bring a drawer over with me to help me choose.
Here it is, happy in our entryway hall.
I also got that cute little half-moon table done at the same time. They don’t really match there together but I’m not sure which I’ll keep and which I’ll move.
I’ll also try to get the basics posted here ASAP. Some techniques I use for painting, some fun DIY projects etc.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Are you working on any fun projects in your home?