I've had this nagging desire to incorporate a lavender color into our living room decor... this table is my latest victim
I had no idea how to "style" this thing. I shopped the house and couldn't find anything so I thought I'd draw my accessories onto the table.
Here is what it used to look like
It was natural stained wood when I first got it (it was my husband's). It looks like it's missing a drawer, so I figured it would be safe to paint. I had painted the table white and then distressed it. But it was really boring me, especially next to that white chair.
I brought it outside to paint it with some home made chalk paint (tutorial at No Minimalist Here).
I used Sherwin Williams Imagine for the lighter color and Sherwin Williams Soulmate for the deeper color. I mixed the two together in a third bucket for the transition between the colors on the table legs. I had always wanted to try some of the purple hues of Chalk Paint, but I didn't have actual samples to compare the colors to other brands. I found a great blog post at Altar'd that pinpointed close matches for ASCP colors. That was all the motivation I needed!
Can you see where I spray painted our deck? The overspray from another project reached beyond the bounds of my drop cloth... oops! Thank God I have an uber-forgiving husband!
I used thumb tacks on the bottom of the feet of the table to keep it from sticking to the drop cloth once it was painted. This is my favorite tip I've learned about painting furniture in the past year! I don't know the original source...
I painted the feet first in the darker color
I carefully worked my way up the legs, transitioning to the lighter color
Until I got to the top, where I used the lightest color. Where's the pic of this step? Good question. I wish I knew. I also put two coats of wax on it and then proceeded to leave the table outside as it started drizzling. Doh! Actually, that wax is amazing stuff... the raindrops beaded up and rolled right off the table!
And here she is all done
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