Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Distressed, Chalk Painted Furniture

Why is that Mondays have to be so absolutely crummy? I swear to you I went into yesterday with a positive attitude and I was just let down, and annoyed and disappointed. I was so happy to see the day end and a little message to Tuesday...Don't Fail Me!
 
Anyway, a while back I got a fab box of supplies from Country Chic Paints.  My first project using this line was the drop leaf table and chairs.
 
I decided to try out some more of their paints on these fun vintage pieces I recently found.
 
The chair was painted in Bliss. Is this not the prettiest light aqua shade ever?
 
 
 

 
I painted right over the leather seat and then distressed it.
 
 
 
This cute table had a French vibe going on for me. I painted the bottom Cheesecake and the top Dark Roast.
 
 
 
The medallions on all four legs got a little bit of antiquing wax to accentuate them even more.
 
 
 
Here's the horrid before pictures. (I really need to remember to take better pictures before I start working.)
 
 
 
Luckily, these pieces sold the first day I listed them because I was seriously tempted to keep them for myself!
 
 
 
 


23 comments:

  1. Love the color, but that chair I love even more! What a great little table, it's just too cute and do love the black and white. Hope you have a great Tuesday, it's a bummer to have had such a dud of a Monday!

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  2. Love the aqua shade and the chair!

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  3. Hi Angela. I love the shabbiness of the chair. Please come share on my Chic By you link Party @ Chic by Tab. Hope to see you there.

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  4. Great job, Angela! I love these two pieces, they turned out really beautiful!

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  5. Ooooo I love both pieces!! The colors are beautiful!!

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  6. oh my god I would have kept them for sure! You are a stronger woman than I!!!! They are absolutely fab. I am not really a blue girl, but that chair has me re-thinking EVERYTHING!

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  7. The old pieces look just wonderful now, great rescue!

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  8. Love the makeovers Angela but especially love that awesome table find! Lov'n the contrast between the chippy base and the solid top - very pretty. It caught my eye over at the Inspiration Exchange party.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  9. Angela both pieces are stunning and the chair is so pretty. I do love that color and the details of the chair.

    Cynthia

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  10. Love both of those pieces Angela!! That's such a pretty shade of aqua!

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  11. Chalk paint is sooo amazing! I love your transformations they're perfect!

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  12. Great job on that turquoise chair! It looks really old and beautiful.

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  13. Love your chair! I think that color is one of my favs for 2014! I found you from the DIY Show-Off thanks for sharing.
    Peggy @http://gardenhouseliving.com

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  14. Bliss is the perfect name for any shade of AQUA.

    Sue
    xo

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  15. Fabulous transformations! Love the shade of green.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  16. They are both so beautiful! Too bad you had to part with them, but congrats on selling them. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

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  17. Love that aqua chair - it has style. The table made a great transformation. I would have had to keep the chair awhile :>)

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  18. These are all such wonderful makeovers, love the aqua color. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Love the chair!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  20. They turned out perfect, Angela! Great color and wonderful distressing! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  21. I haven't tried Bliss yet, Angela, but it's gorgeous!! Love how the chair turned out. :)
    xoxo
    Rachel

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