Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I'm at it again!

 I can't seem to put that darn paintbrush down! 
I was going to totally change the look of my coffee table and tv console, I even talked it over with my friend Yvonne at Stone Gable because I love the way she transformed her new buffet!
Well I decided to keep them Coco (Annie Sloan chalk paint) but they did get a little face lift.
This picture below is the BEFORE shot...
and here is the AFTER. I gave the whole table a fresh coat of Coco and then did a wash using Old White. After that dried it was waxed with both the clear and dark wax.



 After that was done I moved on to the tv console. This first shot is the BEFORE. You can see the inside of the panels had quite a bit of Old White dry brushed on them...not anymore. I wasn't diggin it anymore, so I brushed a little Coco over them and waxed it with just the clear wax. 
Here is the AFTER. Not a big change, but just enough to give it a fresh little update.



Have you painted anything lately...do tell!
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59 comments:

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Love it!! It is amazing how a little paint can totally refresh a room. The room looks great.. V

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Pretty color, the update looks really nice!
Happy Monday...
Blessings,
Cindy

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Nothing in the past 24 hours to share! ;)

Anne said...

Perfect changes Martina!Great technique! The question is not what I have painted but what am I about to paint LOL! You know me always a paint brush in my hand.I have lots of pieces ready for a transformation!Will be sharing soon!

Anne

Anne said...

I love it, great colour and both pieces look fabulous!!! I'm with you, paint brush keeps coming out over and over again...

Judy K said...

I love the update. Just a little change went a long way. Great job.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Little freshening never hurts. They look great. Oh, you know I am painting without even telling you.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

A little tweaking here and there...I love how the chairs on each side of the console seem to pop. It looks like a little orange pops from the gray on the console.
I haven't got adventurous enough to paint my great room table...but one day....you will see.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Martina, that looks great!! Love the fresh new look!
You inspire me to take out my paint brush....

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Sometimes those little changes are all you need, Martina! I have plans to paint the armoire in our guest room. Just as soon as I get a can of Old White. Painting a corner curio in our living room has been popping back into my mind lately, too. I would probably do Old White on that as well, so at least I'd get my monies worth out of the can. : )

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love it! I started painting my living room walls yesterday and I do plan to paint my coffee table also but can't decide on what color!!!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Very nice! It's amazing what just a slight change in paint can make and refreshen a piece! :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Subtle but beautiful differences Martina.Nice updates. Alas I have not painted anything of late... been busy house hunting with the younger generation.
Hugs, Gee

Donna said...

Beautiful! You did a great job.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It was just the touch they needed! They look wonderful.

xinex said...

Whatever you do is just beautiful, Martina, and this is no exception...Christine

Ron said...

Your painting is always so well done, Martina. I have not painted anything. I really like darker woods and am always afraid that the painted furniture trend will cease and I cannot undo my work. LOL!!! I do love one piece of painted furniture in a room though. It makes things interesting! xo

NanaDiana said...

I like both pieces better with their fresh coats on them. They look updated and fresh. I desperately need to get some things painted- xo Diana

AntiqueChase said...

Looks great!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

you are a painting machine...I actually have a few painting projects that I really need to finish...

Shelia said...

It's beautiful, Martina! I've still never used this kind of paint. Does the waxing keep it from scratching and f leaking?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
So refreshing!
Love that Coco colour...you have a magic paintbrush!
All the Best,
Christine

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Subtle changes, and they look beautiful! You did a great job!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Sometimes the litte things can make a big difference! I think the freshening you've given your furniture looks wonderful!

chateau chic said...

Martina, you do such a nice job with your paintbrush!
Your tables look so pretty.
Mary Alice

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love both pieces, and I really like that they aren't so distressed or shabby looking. Beautiful redo's. Thanks for joining The Scoop. Hugs, Marty

At The Picket Fence said...

They look so beautiful Martina and where oh where did you get that fabulous basket tray on top of your coffee table? I want one! :-)
Vanessa

Holly Browning said...

So beautiful before AND after!

Leslie's Garden said...

You did a great job! I love the color choice.

Divine Theatre said...

You gave it a soul! Beautiful!

xo

Andie

sissie said...

Hi Martina,
Both pieces look wonderful. Sometimes we just need to change things up to feel the love again!

hugs
Sissie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Martina, Love the color and both pieces turned out wonderful!
xx,
Sherry

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

It's nice to give things a face lift...both pieces turned out great!

The Rusty Heart said...

Martina, I Love the color. Both pieces turned out beautiful. What a fresh look it gives them. I'm going to get this color for a piece I want to paint, this is exactly what I've been looking for,,, Thanks for sharing.

melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

It looks beautiful! Life to the full, Melissa

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They both look great, sometimes that is all a piece needs! Great job on them!

Maria Elena said...

Both pieces look amazing! You really did a beautiful job. That color is really pretty!

Katherines Corner said...

Martina both look fabulous!!!! Hugs P.S. I invite you to share your beautiful makeovers at the Thursday hop

The French Hutch said...

Hi Martina, I need to pain my interior. We painted outside a few years back. I have a piece of furniture I would love to paint but with a long must do list of projects it probably won’t happen anytime soon. It’s a small chest with iron hutch in the back foyer. It’s stained now and I would love to get some Annie Sloan on it. Maybe a good project for next fall. I love the subtle changes you made to your coffee table and console. Coco is a great color. I really like the vignette on the coffee table, gorgeous basket. Love the PB vase. Your home is beautiful!!! I’m always inspired when I visit you.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kelly said...

I really love how those turned out! I like the added dry brushed technique. I used that on my grey pieces in my family room too. It really helped to give it a layer look.

Bliss said...

When you figure out what is causing you to not be able to put down the paintbrush let me know because I can't seem to pick one up lately.

Bliss

Cynthia said...

Both pieces look fantastic, Coco is one of my favorites in ASCP.

Cynthia

Beverly Dyer said...

beautiful, I love the color. I am not able to get the Anne Sloan chalk paint in my area. I have to make a trip some where in Long Island to the only agent that has it on the island I am stuck with out it. Great job
Beverly

Barbara said...

The color is just beautiful on both pieces Martina! I've been a little slow with getting my painting done...maybe because I have a ton of it. Better off to break it down into smaller projects so I don't feel so overwhelmed! I applaud your drive in getting all of that painting done...what ever you are taking, eating, drinking I want some!!!
XO Barbara

Olive said...

Believe it or not I have painted a coffee table black (to sell). But I may not show it on the blog. You know I am shy. Right? Love the colors on these pieces.

Karen said...

They look great Martina, CoCo is such a pretty color. I'm going to have to try chalk paint one day.

Donna Wilkes said...

Do you sleep with your paint brush? I cannot believe all the projects you have completed. Love the new look - the colors are great.

Jenny said...

That CoCo is a fabulous color! And I love the muted tones in that room! Beautiful and cozy.

Jenny from
diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Both of those pieces are beautiful! You've made them even more lovely. Your living room is very pretty.

Blue Creek Home said...

Hi Martina, I love the new makeover on the not so old makeovers!!! They do look veddy, veddy nice! Love the big basket on your coffee table - the whole room is pretty.
Rhonda

Pat@BPM said...

They look beautiful, Martina. I have a bench I need to paint, with Old White. If only it would look as good yours!

Wild Oak Designs said...

I love the color! Of course I have been a fan of Coco for a while....so versatile!
Come for a visit....
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

pam {simple details} said...

You have such a way with paint - just beautiful!!

Lisa said...

I love the paint - first time I have seen that color used and I love it! Your family room is so warm and inviting! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.
xo,
Lisa

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I LIke what you did. Coco is a great color. I painted a wooden tote w/French Linen & Old White. Oh, I love the basket & PB pottery - I have them, too! Linda

Mariaelena said...

Those pieces turned out amazing!....LOVE the color choice...one of my favorites!!
xo, Mariaelena

Atta Girl Amy said...

It seems I'm always painting. Most recently, I gave a side table in our keeping room a makeover by painting the top graphite, then adding a lot of dark wax. Bye-bye water stains, hello fabulous.

Love your transformations. I'm always seeing new chalk paint colors I need to try. I think I need every color!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Beautiful pieces in a great color!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Martina, awesome job and I am loving that color. Gorgeous!!!

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