Tuesday, May 20, 2014

{ Up-cycled Coffee Table }

Hey! What a bright & breezy day here, it's quite refreshing outside today with just a touch of warmth from sun ..ahhh,right?! Well, as you may know on Saturday I visited the sweetest little boutique & picked up some chalk paint. I got right to work on what I wanted to use these little beauts on! We were given a 1980's coffee table that needed some serious TLC! One of my husbands friends was getting rid of it & as soon as he sent me the picture asking if I wanted it I knew that I did!! I had the perfect idea & well now that idea is finished & sitting beautifully in our upstairs family room. I sanded a layer of the old & chipped finish off the top...whoa what a process...I first tried an espresso stain ,but that didn't look so great.. I only tried this ,because I was becoming discouraged about trying to locate some lovely Annie Sloan chalk paint! Thanks to Nada & Co. Home Decor Restyled   I was able to purchase some awesome Annie Sloan paint,& finish my little project!

~Steps & finished product below ~
1.) Wash with water { lightly} any grime or dust away!
Poor thing needed some immediate TLC...
2.) Remove any hardware! I also like to place the hardware in a drawer if the piece has one,&screw the removed screws from each piece on the back. This helps keep appropriate screws from getting mixed up or lost!
3.) Open & mix the paint/pick your brush!

               4.) Begin painting! I always begin from bottom to top, it's easier to paint this way in my opinion.
5.) First coat of  Old Ochre by Annie Sloan!
Step 6.) Apply the clear  Annie Sloan wax all over for a finished & waterproof table/piece. The wax can be applied with a brush or cloth. It retails for $25!
* Click above picture for larger view*
Note: The hardware is original & untouched. The flower pot was a free find & the doves are from Michaels.

I picked up some cute baskets for $12 @ Michaels & added a yummy vanilla candle!

I ended up distressing a few parts..sides,bottom etc..

**After painting the top Graphite by Annie Sloan,I decided I liked the original wood color better,but the sanding was endless. I'm still quite happy with the finished project! I completed this project for under $150. The table was free & the paint was $150 for around 3-4 quarts,but goes  a super long way & I have plenty left over for other projects!  
I hope you've enjoyed this simple & refreshing up-cycled project!


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