I'm looking forward to doing some furniture makeovers for her room someday, but for now I'll stick to projects to sell. ;) My latest was a pretty striped side table for a friend in Oxford, AL. I got my inspiration from this blog - and I knew as soon as I saw her coffee table that I wanted to do a few similar pieces. I started out with this rough looking table from the thrift store...
It was shabby looking already, and I knew it would look great with some big mustard stripes! But first - I had to have some help from my awesome Mr. Fixit Dad. For some reason - the table top was on a Lazy Susan! (So weird, right? I have no idea why you'd want your side table to spin?!) Someone had tried to fix it with nails and screws in the corner and it looked terrible. Dad fixed it (the right way) by replacing the screw holes with wooden dowels and adding brackets underneath. Then I got to painting!
I did 2 coats of Annie Sloan's Pure White - then taped off my stripes and painted them in Arles. Next, I distressed the edges and the top with sandpaper and chipped off some areas to give it a shabby chic look. After a couple of coats of clear wax it was done!
When I sanded to distress it, some of the original paint (a cream color) came through. I really love the way it aged the piece!
Isn't she a beauty?! This is definitely one of my favorite pieces I've done so far. I recently found a coffeetable that I'm planning to paint the same way. (If anyone is interested in buying the coffeetable - be sure to contact me!)
*For those of you on Pinterest, I recently joined and created a board for my Furniture Makeovers. If you'd like to follow me there - just click this link!