I found a sweet little side table at Goodwill for about$5 last summer and like many of my projects, it has sat around untouched...until now. We've had gorgeous weather this week so I decided to get outside and get to work on this little beauty! And just look at it now...
Here's what it looked like before...
Complete with schoolboy graffiti! "Chaz Wuz Here"...not for long, Chaz!
First I sanded off some of the sheen...and "Chaz"!
Then I simply primed it using some spray primer (love that stuff!).
Next I painted it a robin's egg blue color. The color is actually called "Reflecting Pool" by Sherwin Williams, but I think "robin's egg blue" better captures its essence ;) I love how it looked with just the paint, but I really wanted to age and distress it (and I'm so happy I did because it looks even better than it did with just the paint. But more on that later).
So I sanded it using a palm sander and my 2 hands (ie, the old fashioned way).
Then I wiped on some stain with a foam brush and simply wiped it off with a rag. I never knew this was considered "glazing" until I entered the blogging world. I just thought of it as "aging" a piece. How naive I was!
I just could not love this little table any more! I seriously want to paint everything in my house
Don't you all just love the color? I hope this trend doesn't go out of style any time soon! What's your favorite color to paint furniture?
I'll be partying here this week: