Friday, February 8, 2013

It's a Wash

Hello everyone, I hope you all have had a wonderful week. I have had two little boys home with the stomach bug most of the week. So, needless to say I didn't accomplish very much this week. To top off the perfect week, today is a snow day. Luckily, I have a few projects going that I can work on to pass the time on this snowy day.
Last week the hubby & I went shopping for some inventory. This is one of the best things about what we do, you get to go shopping. I found this cute little side table at the Goodwill.
I love the size of this table. It's perfect for a bedside table or a small end table. I have painted this style table before, so I was excited to get started on this one. I had a plan.
 After getting it all sanded & cleaned up, I gave it a coat of Paris Grey. 

After that dried, I gave it a Duck Egg Blue Wash. I have used this method before in my Faux Finish days. It's a great way to give a subtle change to the base coat. You can see how it brightened up the grey. It's super easy, you just water down the paint you want for the "wash" & paint it on. It will be kind of runny so just go slow. I brush it on, then use a softening brush to blend it. Or you could do a Cross Hatch stroke to create some movement. Both look cool.

 After the wash was dry, I painted the top & drawer front Old White.

Then I went to my favorite place for graphics, The Graphics Fairy . I thought this graphic suited this little table perfectly. With the help of my trusty overhead projector, I had this graphic painted on there in no time.
When I sanded/distressed, the layers of color added a very cool dimension. Doing the "wash" is a great way to give you that layered look without having to use a lot of paint. Here are some more pictures....

 I also painted the knobs black & waxed the whole thing in clear wax.

 So, So Cute!

And here it is in my booth at Collette's Vintage & Antique Mall in Burton, MI.

Well I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I know we will be digging out, once this snow stops, before we can enjoy our weekend. Thanks for stopping by, don't be shy, leave me a comment. I love to hear from you. Dee


  1. Hi Dee, I came over from Miss Mustard Seed. I just love how you transformed this little table. I love graphics and have done a few in the past and I am itching to do another piece. I am a new follower. I would love you to follow back!:)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Dee- your table came out amazing. Great job!

  3. Awesome transformation - I love the fake small drawers. The graphic adds to its beauty.

  4. Hope all is well! What a great table! You did a lovely job. :) Thanks for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  5. Saw your table on The Graphics Fairy. You did a fabulous job with the lettering.

  6. Love your table. Beautiful color and the lettering came out awesome.
    Happy Creating, Celestina Marie Design

  7. It turned out beautiful! I love that soft shade of blue and you did a great job with Karen's graphic. Wonderful choice!

  8. I have a table that I painted solid white and haven't been pleased. I've wondered what adding blue would look like and now I know! Oh my word! This is gor.geous!! I can't wait to try this on my little magazine table.

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jen @ Noting Grace

  9. SO cute Dee. You have a new follower! I'll be watching for your posts.