Friday, December 2, 2011

Coffee Table Before And After

Happy Friday everyone.  I wanted to share the before and after of the large coffee table I shared with you in an earlier post. Here is the before.


It was solid but the top was a mess and I saved it from going to the garbage bin.

The top was a challenge but I think I achieved a really nice look what do you think?


I have been wanting to try the Union Jack on something and this just seemed the perfect piece to for it.  I painted it ASCP “Old White” then taped off the flag and painted it using  ASCP “Emperor’s Silk” and since I did not have the colors in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to mix and achieve the blue I needed I picked up some Better Homes “Nautical Blue” for the blue areas.


I then antiqued it with an “Expresso” glaze.  I applied a coat of ASCP clear wax and distressed it then brushed on a coat of dark and clear wax mixed. I wanted to achieve a very worn look as if the table had been in an pub or old farm house for a long time.


My granddaughter came in after school and said “Oh Nonnie, you made it look old and it was so perfect!” lol she does not understand why I want things to look old.


I’m very tempted to keep this one as the colors go so well in my den.  Hmmm…

Anyway hope I have inspired you to get out your paint brush and try something new.  Have a great weekend.

I'm sharing with these lovely ladies.

French Country Cottage

shabby creek cottage


Kathleen said...

Wow! God save the Queen. Wonderful job Peggy.

Anonymous said...

What a terrific job you've done! It looks great. I'd love it if you shared this at my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open at
Megan :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation!!! You are SO talented!!

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Wow how great it looks, you should keep it, it really is nice. Sorry if you had trouble linking up at my site for Sunday's Best, my server went down for over 1 1/2 hours - :(. Thanks for sharing over at Sundays Best.

Kahli said...

How lovely! It looks great!

the cape on the corner said...

looks fabulous! there was a time when i would have killed for anything with the union jack on it. serious anglophile right here.

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