I created a simple finish on this Chalk Painted antique side table that gives a softly worn, aged appearance. So easy to do!
Hey friends! Happy Trash to Treasure Tuesday. :)
I’m sharing another thrifty find with my friends today. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to see their makeovers!
This one spent a long time in my garage before I finally pulled it out for a makeover.
Sometimes I’m just not inspired by a piece, you know? And if that’s the case, I usually just let it go until it hits me.
But I finally decided it was time for this one to get some much needed love. :)
Here is what this poor, sad little Chalk Painted antique side table looked like to start….
It wasn’t broken when I first got it but I believe it was cracked and ready to go.
This is one of the reasons it sat so long. ;)
But honestly, it was an easy fix. SO easy!!
I would typically use wood glue for repairing wood but since this was part of the table that needed to be very sturdy, I used my very strong E6000.
That stuff is just a beast.
I used a rubber band to hold it tightly together until it dried/cured.
The table top actually had a threaded bolt that attached it to the base. I decided to go ahead and glue that too.
It’s very sturdy now. :)
I used wood filler to fill in the missing wood chips and the seal line.
All good and you’d never know. :)
I decided to paint this one……BLUE! Surprise! ;)
My husband saw it and said, “Don’t you ever paint anything gray?” I said, “Huh? Why? I don’t really like gray.” haha
So he said, “Well, don’t you ever paint anything other than blue?”, “Um, nope, why?” haha, kidding, I do, but I do love blue, obviously. :)
I actually used the very lovely color of Provence (Chalk Paint) for this one. I just adore that color.
Now let me tell you about the fun finish I gave this one.
I didn’t want it to be perfect or really just flat looking.
I wanted it to have a bit of character.
So as you can see above and below, I did a very thin first coat.
I used an awesome Chalk Paint style brush which worked well for this.
I let that dry well and then did second pretty light coat.
I painted in sections and used a lightly damp paper towel to wipe some of the paint away, focusing mainly on the edge areas.
Which gave me this look….
I did wipe the whole area, as you can see, however. I wanted to sort of get down to that first “bare” coat of paint.
That was the look I was going for.
I had thought I might use black wax but instead decided to use some wax I already had mixed up.
I would say it was mostly clear with just a touch of dark brown.
It looks messy but I kind of love the relaxed look of this one.
So, not only are the edges distressed, the entire painted area looks a bit worn too.
It’s really easy to do….just wipe on, wipe off. ;)
And if you mess up, guess what? Just add a bit more paint and go again.
There really is no way you can “mess” this up because that’s sort of the look you are going for anyway! ;)
And the story of my life right here…..
…..haha, hi Ryder.
He is such a nosy little thing. ;) What’s this? Something new? Let me sniff it and make sure it’s safe. ;)
And again with Ryder out of the frame. :)
I might have to try this ultra distressed look on a larger piece sometime.
I really like it a lot.
And it’s kind of fun to do….plus you can not mess it up!
Plus that color. I mean really.
Is it not the most gorgeous?
This little Chalk Painted antique table and finish is so fun and pretty. I think so anyway! :)
I love how it pulls the blue out of my colorful no sew curtains there, too.
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Look at all of these beauties! I can’t wait to see what they did with these. :)
You can see what they did with them right now…..
Want to see even more Trash to Treasure makeovers? Click here for the full gallery.
I hope you enjoyed this month’s “Trash to Treasure Transformations”.
I’ll see you back here later this week…..with a whole new look!! Yay! Can’t wait. :)
Here are a few of the other projects shown in this post: