It Is Time To Give The Table A Makeover. This is what I kept thinking as I passed this table in my sunroom. I wasn’t even going to keep it. When I was decorating for Christmas I needed a table so I could display a little collection of rustic Christmas Trees.
Since I have no shortage of tables in the garage I decided on this one. After Christmas the room looked so bare so I displayed the succulents in a little crate I picked up.
I decided to make time to paint this table since it is becoming a permanent fixture in the house.
The existing cushions are striped with green. The material intended to recover the cushions has green in it, so choosing the color for the table was easy.
The table became green. It is a lime green, actually, it is the same paint color I used when I painted the green polka dots on the Vintage Yarn Table.
Before I could start painting I did notice the veneer was coming off. Nothing major. I only needed to glue it back and put a little wood filler in a few places. Thank goodness I caught a break on that.
I mixed up the DIY Chalk Paint and the old worn out wood quickly got a much needed makeover. It became a bright table but still needed something.
I really like the grain sack look so I painted a sage green stripe down the middle of the table, lengthwise. But rather than continue with the grain sack look I taped off stripes on either side, slightly thinner and used the gold gilding wax on either side.
Looking better. I love yanking off the tape to see the reveal. It needed a light sanding to take the newness down. After waxing the table with the clear wax I went back over it with the dark wax to calm the color down a bit more.
My house is very open so now at least I don’t see an ugly worn-out table. It was definitely time to give the table a makeover if it was going to stay in the house one more minute.
The table looks so much better now with the bright color. What do you think?
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Materials Used In This Project
Plaster of Paris Paint 2 different colors
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