The Little Blue Table

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.

The little black table

Until recently! I got my hands on a bottle of paint stripper and got right to work.

I love paint stripper

Scraping away...

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!

Just a little more sanding

Sanding complete!

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 appliqu├ęs to add on the sides.

Ready for paint?

Now for the fun part, painting! I didn’t want a solid blue table so I gave it some old world charm.

The first coat

Looking good

Now for some antiquing

Antiqing 

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.

Finished!

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

16 comments:

LindsB said...

The table looks like a whole new one- what a great second life for a cute side table!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Amazing! I love the black and compass look, too. You painted that?! OMGosh! WOW! And then you had the guts to redo it? It's gorgeous. Excellent job.

Room to Inspire said...

What a great little table! It looks great with its new color - I really like the paint treatment you used! And the wood appliques look perfect.

Chelsea

Anna said...

Wow, you did a great job on the table! I love it!

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Mayet said...

great job!! I like the new look.

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Lizzie said...

It is absolutely beautiful!
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Lori said...

Looks good! ! hate stripping wood. I love all your photos. I am going to follow your progress.

Living in Taradise said...

That is beautiful! I love it!

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Charlene said...

Great Job!

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dddiva said...

You did an amazing job! Seriously looks like something I'd buy in a boutique.

Sarah said...

Thank you all so much, and thank you for following. I have plans for more projects coming up :)

Orange it Lovely said...

oh that color is PERFECT for that table. Great choice and great job stripping it. YOu made it look easy! lol
~Tana

Room to Inspire said...

I am glad you linked this up to Be Inspired this week!

Chelsea

Suzanne said...

I think it looks kind of Scandinavian~very pretty!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fabulous DIY transformation~well done!

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Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory