Friday, January 13, 2012

A Quick Before & After

Hello everyone and happy TGIF!  Hope you are having a good one.

Here is a small project I just finished and carried to the shop.

This picture shows the true color ASCP “Coco”.  Some of the other pictures were taken in my booth at King’s Antiques in Shreveport and the fluorescent lights made it look more green than gray. 

I forgot to take a before picture but I did have this one from a group I had taken of my furniture that is stored waiting to be refurbished.


You can just see it under the larger table it at least gives you an idea of the original color.    


I first of course cleaned it up then applied two coats of the “Coco” paint.  I have to say that I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but I have not found that it will cover a dark stain or paint in one coat.  I applied two coats on this piece.

I then traced an image I found at The Graphics Fairy using carbon paper and painted it with “Old White” ASCP.  I also painted the trim and lattice work “Old White”.

After that dried I applied a coat of clear wax (also Annie Sloan) and distressed it lightly. Finally I applied another coat of clear wax and in a few places some dark wax to age it some more. 

And there you have it. Have a great weekend and happy painting. Princess

I'm sharing with the following linky parties:

The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Fridays

Domestically Speaking

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Everything Under the Moon


A Little Inspiration
The Stuff of Success


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

This little end table went from plain to fabulous.
I love the color and the image.


Kathleen said...

You really made the details on that table shine. Great job!

Colleen said...

I love all the details on this piece and you highlighted them perfectly. Great job!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Holy Shmoley! You really went all out and I love the finished table:)
I would love for you to come share at my party going on now through Sunday at midnight!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Peggy,

I love how you transformed the table! It's a beauty!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a charming little the colors that you used. Come by this week and share it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party...hope to see ya there:)


Mari said...

What an awesome transformation Peggy!!!
I love the image you chose to use, just perfect :)
love the pretty light gray color you have use, great job my friend :)


kt said...

so pretty, great job.

WhyCuzICan said...

Hey now, that is a stunning transformation for your table!

Nice color, and use of graphic :)
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois
Via: Brag Monday at GraphicsFairy

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

This table is gorgeous! Would you like to be a guest blogger for a new series I'm doing? If so, please check out! I'm your newest fan. =)

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

...not your newest! Sorry, I wasn't logged in! I thought I was already a fan!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Awesome job!! So pretty.

Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

This looks beautiful. I love the color choices!

Jess said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Beautiful and very sophisticated now! Thanks so much for joining the party!

Kammy's Korner said...

That is a breath taking little table you painted there. WOWZERS! I'd love for you to stop by and link up on Kammy's Korner!

Domesblissity said...

Peggy, that is a very stylish piece indeed. I'd love that in my home. You certainly have an eye for decorating. Thanks so much for linking up to "Thriving On Thursdays" last week. We'd all love to see what you've been up to this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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