Sunday, May 5, 2013

Rustic Table Addition

I have had so much furniture come in over this past week to paint, you literally cannot even walk in my garage. It is kind of insane. Like, I've had to give my husband warnings to not go in there, insane.
So, my Mom has been bugging me to come and get this table from her forever.  She had it on her three season porch and just kind of ran out of room. But, she sort of wanted me to have it rather than sell it, and I totally agreed with her; I just didn't know what to do or where to put it. And I mean permanently put it, because I completely am out of storage here.

A few days ago I promised her I would come and pick it up and knew that I had to paint it and find it a spot immediately.  Rewind to several days before that and Cassie at Primitive and Proper had painted a piece of furniture in an awesome navy color, which triggered my memory that I had some navy in my paint stash that I had been meaning to try.


Here are the before shots (you can see that I left the top as is since it was already beautifully stained and I loved the contrast with the navy base.


I knew that I really wanted to do a worn and aged piece with layers of paint and distressing. So, after sanding and cleaning I brushed on leftover paint randomly all over the base of the table. I used the remaining Peacock Feather from my dresser and dining chairs and some left over Aquamarine from a desk I recently finished. When that had dried I did one solid coat of the navy (Wrought Iron by Martha Stewart).  I let the table dry again and then sanded to reveal the accent colors.

I'm completely in love with this piece and have added it to my dining room--the navy looks amazing with the turquoise chairs and our artwork (the marble topped dresser moved into my office, which, by the way, is actually starting to look like a real room and not a dumping ground).

Have a great week! I have five dressers that need to be custom painted so that will pretty much sums it up for me!



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  1. love it, it's perfect. funny cassie's navy sideboard got me thinking about navy too...

  2. Love it. Thanks for the encouragement. I just painted my sofa table duck egg blue. One of my sofas is denim and I wondered if they clashed. Glad to see that other blues can look good together.

  3. Awesome! I love the navy and accent paints, plus roughed up it looks great! Especially how you decorated it too!

  4. Fabulous table and the color is amazing. Love how simply you did your vignette, stunning. I so need to remember that less is more. Hugs, Marty

  5. Beautiful!!! Love the color, and the accent colors are perfect!

  6. i love it! such a great shade of navy with a hint of cobalt! and thanks for the shout out. :)

  7. Love, love it! The paint is perfection...great idea to layer with the other colors.


  8. That is a really cute little piece and I love it in navy!

  9. Hi Angela, I've never painted a piece of furniture in navy but I'm tempted now! Beautiful in your lovely dining room.

  10. Looks absolutely fabulous as your pieces always do!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  11. Our first home had a navy theme (color, not military) and seeing your table brought back some great memories.

    It looks great!

  12. I really love how this turned out. You did a fabulous job! The blue looks awesome in the space.

  13. The table is gorgeous!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  14. Very pretty and I love the shade of blue you chose!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  15. Hello Angela. This piece is amazing - you did a fantastic job with the color and the aging of it with additional color to make it a very unique piece - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden thursday,


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