Friday, January 13, 2012

All-Star Table

I just can't seem to leave the top of a table alone. For me it's like a blank canvas that I just have to do something with. I didn't even realize I was doing it until I took a look back on other projects. Maybe it's becoming my "signature" look :-) Anyway this is the newest one. The ALL-STAR table.


What's really a bit creepy is that I rarely have to think very long about what I'm going to paint on the top. It's like the furniture "talks" to me.

Don't be too scared...furniture pieces are the only inanimate objects that I hear :-)


Here's a before pic of the table...kinda brown, kinda stained, kinda boring.


I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in aubusson blue on the table. I really wanted the top to look like a worn pair of jeans when finished. To achieve this, I heavily distressed the top then waxed and buffed it. I repeated the process again and distressed one last time to rough up the wax. One last buffing gave me a smooth but worn looking finish.


I have to admit I'm having some trouble with photographing my pieces indoors. Until the last few projects I was able to take all my pictures outside. Natural lighting and green grass as a background is so much easier. I'm still looking for the perfect place in my home for photo shoots.


It's been so fun getting back into the swing of things. I just love furniture, painting and making something that's old look new again.


Have a great weekend and try to stay warm. It sure is cold in Illinois! I will be linking up to a few other blogs. Take a look at what's new this week in blogland.






Furniture Feature Fridays

7 comments:

becauseithinkican said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on my table makeover! I'm glad I could be an inspiration! :) I had a quick peek through your beautiful blog, and you do amazing work! I am signing up to be a follower, so you can inspire me! :)

Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

Peggy said...

What a great piece! I love what you did with the top and the color you chose. Thanks for sharing and leaving kind words on my blog.

Twice Nice said...

that's fabulous! Love the star and denim look.
Deb

Colleen said...

Thanks so much!!!

Colleen said...

Thank you! It was real fun to do!

Colleen said...

Thanks Deb!

Stacey said...

Colleen,
This table is really adorable and I love what you did! My friend Megan and I did one just like it recently...love it! Please come and link up your beautiful creations tomorrow - every Thursday I host a linky party and I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

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