Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dutch Chocolaat Side Table

Hello everyone I hope you had a wonderful week.
It has been a little crazy around here as my daughter had her third child, a boy named Bowen, prematurely.  Mother and son are fine and are suppose to be able to come home tomorrow. Isn't he just precious?!

Before all this happened I did finish a few pieces of furniture including this ca.1968 side table.  I thought I had taken a before picture but was unable to find it.  Sorry. It is a solid wood table and was stained with a medium, dark, orange stain.
I started out by painting the whole table with "Soldier Blue"  milk paint.

I did not use the bonding agent as I wanted the table to have a distressed look.  If you don't add the bonding agent to milk paint it will not adhere like regular paint in spots, and as a result you can just scrape the loose spots away and voila, your piece is distressed.

If you look at the top you can see the areas that had loose paint.  

I changed my mind about what I wanted to do and painted the top only with "Old White" chalk paint. Changing her mind is still a woman's prerogative isn't it? :-) 

Once that was dry I added an image from The Graphics Fairy using decoupage.  I chose a Dutch chocolate ad and applied just the image with Mod Podge and free handed the words with Expresso paint and a fine, artist, paint brush.

I then applied an antique glaze tinted with Expresso paint to the entire table wiping it away with a dry cloth.  After the glaze dried I took a sanding block and distressed the entire table again. 

The streak across this picture is a rainbow reflection from my chandelier. I just couldn't get rid of it! lol

Once everything was completely dry I applied two coats of clear wax to seal it.

I hope you have enjoyed this little make over and that I have inspired you to try milk paint. It is very easy to work with and if you want it to bond like regular paint just buy the bonding agent and add it according to instructions. 
If you would like to see another post on using milk paint go here.

Just a little reminder. Don't forget to link up this week at Transformed Tuesday. Just click the button above.

Until next time keep on creating and up-cycling!

I'm sharing with the following parties won't you join me?


Doreen@foxdenrd said...

That's quite a pretty table Peggy. I really like the color and the detailing of the legs, and of course, what you did to the top is very sweet! Glad to hear your daughter and grandson are doing well.

PJH Designs said...

Thanks Doreen. I bought the table because I liked the lines and legs. Glad you stopped by. :-)

Unknown said...

I love this table! You did a fabulous job on it. The graphic makes it! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So happy mom and baby are doing well. He is so adorable. I know you are one proud grandmother!!! Hugs

Crystelle said...

Love the Dutch vintage chocolate ad....
Heel leuk!
(Dutch for : very fun!)
Great idea for this side table....

PJH Designs said...

Thank you Crystelle! I had fun painting it.

Unknown said...

Aww what a precious grandson you have there. And the table is a cutie too! Such a cool technique you did on the top. Thanks for sharing Peggy!

Cassie Bustamante said...

the table is beautiful! and congrats! i have a nephew who is almost two named bowen! :)

Terri said...

Hi Peggy! Had to stop in and be amazed! You have a very steady hand! Your letters are beautiful and professional! And the table! What a find! Another job well done! And to your daughter as well! Job well done! Welcome Bowen!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a great little table! Hope Bowen is getting strong and doing well. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Miss Lady Aga said...

What a beautiful job on the table, just love the graphic, and your grandson is adorable!! Congratulations to you and your family!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Peggy! I love that image, too. It is one of my favorites as it reminds me of my daughter when she was a little girl. Love the white top, too.

Congrats on your new grandchild!

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