Not just any blue table, this little blue table changed everything. Well, everything design wise in my living room that is.
I was given this small accent table a few years back, from my “future” mother in-law. I painted it black and added a compass design on the top, and I was satisfied.
Until recently! I got my hands on a bottle of paint stripper and got right to work.
Before you know it, the black paint was gone and the little table was sanded. Oh, how I wish the china cabinet could be this easy!
While at the hardware store looking for paint colors I noticed there is a section of their “oops paint”. I scored a bottle of blue for only $0.50! Then I bought some small wooden appliqués to add on the sides.
Now for the fun part, painting! I didn’t want a solid blue table so I gave it some old world charm.
You probably can’t see the detail in the pictures, but…when I painted the coat of blue I watered down the paint slightly so the wood would show through in some places. I also buffed out the blue when it was still wet with a damp lent free rag.
After the blue was dry I mixed mushroom brown with a translucent faux glaze. Then applied the brown using a drying brushing effect. I wiped the excess with a damp lent free rag.
I’m extremely happy with it. I have so many new idea’s for my living room now…so I’m making a design board to show you soon!
PS. Now I can say I added a colorful piece of furniture to my home, one goal I wanted to complete this year. Yippy!
This project is linked up at Room to Inspire's Be Inspired Link Party and at The DIY Show Off