Friday, September 16, 2011

It was hard to let go!

It was hard letting this table go after I painted it. Well I guess I had to since it wasn't mine to begin with! My cousin loves all the pieces that I painted in my house and asked if I would do this sofa table for her. Of course, what's family for!

                                         Here's the Before...

                                      and here's the After....

I used AS chalk paint (of course) I painted the whole thing in old ochre and then randomly painted over it in Chateau grey to give it an old worn look. I then sanded and distressed it. I used my mocha glaze by valspar, heavy on the legs and on the top and sides I wiped most of it off. After that dried I waxed the whole piece with AS clear wax.




                                       Look at that shine!





        Hmm....    I'm thinkin this would look good in MY living rm.



It doesn't even look like the same table to me, and my cousin loved it!! Now she asked if I would paint two shelves for her. Why not, it's another blog post right! Thanks so much for stopping by!
                                             Martina

Linking to: http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/
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http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/ 
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/ 
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ 
http://shadesofamberinc.blogspot.com/ 

30 comments:

Marianne said...

Hi Martina, I would have a hard time letting this go also. You did a great job on it.
Marianne :)

Deborah said...

Love the table, Martina. I have almost the same table and have been debating about paint it. Now I definitely will! Thanks for inspiring me.

Tanya said...

Ah, it turned out wonderful! I would have a hard time letting go too :)

Kelly said...

You did a fantastic job! I have a plain jane sofa table behind my sofa in the bay window area that you don't really see, but one day maybe I'll try my hand at painting it. You only see the top of the table right now. You made that table look so much more expensive! I'm sure your cousin will love it.

Liz said...

Can you come help me paint my kitchen table? ;) You did a wonderful job on the table. I can't wait to see more...

XOXO ~Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It has a new life now, Martina! These tables are so versatile, I don't blame you for wishing to keep it. My daughter is taking one of mine and we'll see how long she lives with it as is before she asks me about painting it!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job, Martina! I love the color and the stain...it looks well worn and loved!

XO,
Jane

Maury said...

GORGEOUS! That's so many layers and so worth it!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That looks FABULOUS!! I am glad you found me so that I could find you too! I am following you now as well. Have a great weekend. I am going to check out your other posts now.

Kristine

Susan said...

The table looks great!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

BLOG OP, photo OP, that is words to live by Martina LOL. You did a great job. Look out you may be getting contracted out soon.

Babs said...

Martina, That looks sooooo good! Love the color and you did a fab job of finishing it. Love it and I can see why you'd want to keep it.
Babs

WhyCuzICan said...

Your sure are nice-family to do that for her. Turned out sweet!

Visiting from My Romantic Home Linky Party tonight :D

Suzanne in NW Illinois

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, You took this very plain table and turned into a Wow piece. Looks wonderful!
Hugs,
Sherry

Nancy said...

Hi Martina, Wow, what a difference and for the better! The finish is so nice.

Nancy

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks just beautiful Martina! You did such a great job and what a wonderful thing to do for your cousin. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Heaven's Walk said...

GORGEOUS, Martina! I love the way you layered the colors! I'll be trying that technique next! Thanks! :)

xoxo laurie

Honey at 2805 said...

The table is gorgeous, Martina. You made the ordinary, extrordinary!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are such an asset to the party!

Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Martina, thanks for the nice compliment on my mantle. Your cousin's table looks great after that professional looking paint job. I really like the color or colors. Your cousin is lucky to have such a good painter in the family who is nice enough to share her talent.-----------Shannon

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

Turned out beautifully!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, that looks great and sure they will appreciate you transforming that for them. Have you tried the brown wax yet instead of the glaze? Apply clear wax first and then the brown or mix the two. The chalk paint gets such a wonderful patina with the waxes.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You are right, it looks totally different. I love it!! Maybe you need to teach your cousing how to paint. There's a blog post idea!!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job Martina! It definitely does not look like the same table you started with! I'm sure your cousin loves it!!

Have a great day!
Pam

Dear Lillie said...

Martina - it is amazing! You are so talented. I wouldn't have wanted to give it back either!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous transformation....I love the new color!!!!
~Des

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Gorgeous! LOVE that color! What a lucky cousin in deed!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

You did a great job, Martina. I have a very similar table and have been waiting for inspiration, plus I'm due to get ASCP.

Ellen said...

What a nice redo...I bet your cousin was very happy and I'm sure she will let you visit the table.
Hugs,
Ellen

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

The finished table is amazing - I especially love the color...reminds me of weathered driftwood from the beach :O)

Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday ~ hope you have a delightful weekend.

Hugs,
Marie

Little Moos and My Creative Pink. said...

Wow, it is just beautiful!!! I am curious, you said you used a glaze on the legs then waxed the table. Did you wax the table before putting on the glaze also or you put the glaze straight on the chalk paint? I put dark wax on a small section of a sample wood piece to see what would happen when it is directly applied to chalk paint and it didn't look good at all. Just curious if glaze works differently..

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