Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Table Make Over

What do you do when you have spent wayyy too much time looking at blogs that feature furniture make overs?  

 You start searching for a piece of imperfect furniture in your home that you can sand until your stress is gone. LOL

Oh...look, I found one.
Noo not the chairs..the little table in the middle.
 It has scratches all over the top.

Let's be honest here... I have no clue what I am doing.
Remember it is my sista Susie that does all the painting. LOL

Just like I told Camo Man... Don't Worry ...
 the table is not a family antique, and did not cost too much.
What's the worst that can happen?  
OK,  Don't answer that.

    Things I Learned While Doing This Project
  •  Take the advice of the sales people. She advised me to use glaze. I used some stain that we had in the garage.. I am either really slow or that stuff dries really fast.

  • Wear Gloves!  No, not because it is cold... because the stain is gonna give your hands an instant tan.  Your nails, well let's just say I had to cut them off and the kids did not want me to cook their supper!  Hey I may have to try that one again. LOL

  • You may NOT need the second tip if you use glaze.. not really sure what the clean up is for glaze.

 The stain did give it the finish I was looking for.

 Actually these chairs and table where in the living room where the Christmas tree was.
 I think that I might like them better in there...
I'm off to move some furniture..

Linking up today with Savvy Southern Style ,
so much inspiration.

Join me over at Three Mango Seeds for her linky party...
lots of great ideas.


Sue said...

Missy, You did a wonderful paint job on this table! Just the right amount of distressing and the stain took away the newness of the new color. I like stain, but for me, it always took forever to dry!

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Beautiful! And by the way, I love those chairs!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, this was too funny! But, you got a "new" table out of the deal!! It looks great!! So, chalk it up to lessons learned! Lol!!! I see more paint jobs on your horizon!!

Cotton Peony said...

Missy.. what a lovely thing you did! I'. so proud of you.

I look foward to being apart of your world once again.

with love,
Cotton Peony
aka Olivia & Me
psst.. come follow me too.

Clydia said...

Hey girl -- who say's you don't know what your doing?! Looks so great! :) My theory is as long as we like it in the end it doesn't really matter how we got there!!! XO, Clydia threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

PS -- thanks for the party shout out!

mississippi artist said...

I think you did a great job on this table-it looks great.I have such a hard time commiting to painting real wood furniture-anything else is fair game though.

NanaDiana said...

You did a great job...and it sounds like this is your first project? WOW-You did good, girlie, really really good! I can't wait to see what you do next...get some gloves first...oh..and some glaze!;>) xo Diana

Wendy said...

It looks awesome!! Can't wait to see what you are painting next! It is very addicting, don't you think?? There is no piece of furniture safe in our home any more!
Happy Painting!!

eleven-o-one said...

I have a "thing" for little tables and yours is absolutely gorgeous. You did a very nice job. It looks like a Ballard Knock off!

Mrs. H said...

That looks great!!!!

Stephanie said...

I think it looks like something Miss Mustard Seed would do. It really turned out beautiful! I still haven't remembered to put on gloves, my hands always have bits of stain and or paint on them. I think your stain might of been old, but it worked right? Looks so professional, who would of know it was your first :)

Theresa said...

so I follow Susies blog, it just relaxes me. I'm from Mississippi but stick up here in St Louis..reading her blog, now yours, just puts me in a southern state of mind. But man, does it motivate me to do stuff. I'll add furniture renovation to my list after my little ones all go to bed. LOL!! Love your blog. Fells like another little piece of home.

Quinton Sargent said...

i have a little advice in repainting a furniture, using spray or rolling paint brush is better than just a paint brush.