OBX Latitude and Longitude Table Makeover {numbers themed tour}

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Hey guys! It’s themed furniture day and I have an OBX Latitude and Longitude table makeover to share with you all.

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - Before - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

…and now….

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - 5 - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

Myself, along with some of my blogger friends, like to bring you a themed furniture makeover every month.

This month’s theme is : NUMBERS

Hmm, not really too much of a challenge….except that it’s a furniture makeover. I’ve done plenty of signs with numbers.
That’s easy.
But I was a bit stumped as to what I would do for a furniture makeover…with numbers.

I mean numbers, really? Should be easy, right? Put some on, be done (and lots of cute ones out there like just that!) but I wanted to do something a little more.
So in trying to find my ‘number creativity’ I thought about how much I love living by the ocean and love all things coastal, etc.

It hit me then. What better way to incorporate my love of the ocean AND use numbers on a piece of furniture?
Okay, there are probably better ways but this is what I came  up with….

…Latitude and Longitude of one of my favorite places—–> The Outer Banks of NC.

Which happens to be less than 2 hours South of where I live.

I decided this little table would be the perfect thing to put those numbers onto.

I actually went “outside my box” a little on this one color-wise too.

I used GREEN.

I love green, I don’t know why I don’t use it more often. I’ve been trying to incorporate it into my decor a little bit more lately.
It’s such a happy color!

Here it is after I painted with Antibes Green Chalk Paint and Country Grey Chalk Paint.
Both such great colors.
I did tone down the green a bit by mixing some of the Country Grey into it. (have you seen Antibes Green by itself??? It’s really bright, look here at my –> “bright themed” furniture post to see it)

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - Positioning Decoupage - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

Love these 2 colors together. I did 2 coats of each color. The green in this photo is just one coat. I applied one more.
I was playing around with placement of this vintage postcard graphic from The Graphic’s Fairy. (love her stuff!!)
I added the OBX to the middle of the “postcard” and printed it out.

Want to know about 26 other chalk style paints?
I’ve got the low down for you right here! >>> 26 Types of Chalk Style Paint For Furniture

You can download the numerical graphics here…..

After the paint was dry I used Mod Podge to decoupage the vintage postcard graphic to the top of the table.
Then created my Latitude and Longitude numbers and printed them out to transfer.

Before painting them in…

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - Transfer Lettering - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

There are some extra words on there that I ended up not using. Sometimes less really is more.
In this case I think so anyway. It was just too busy and I wanted to keep it more simplistic.

Life really is better at the beach though.  In case you were wondering. ;)

Okay….so all painted in and finished.

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - Top View - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

How I got to that…I hand painted in the numbers with Graphite Chalk Paint.
Then I chose to use Varathane (because it’s just rock solid) like I did on my kitchen cabinet makeover.
I wanted to make sure the decoupaged paper had a very good sealant. I used 2 coats.
The next morning, once that was dry,  I went back over it with Annie Sloan Dark Wax. (all by itself)
I wanted to give it an “aged” appearance and blend that “postcard” into the surface a bit. <–(take a look back up at the other photo…the one with the “extra words” before I painted the lettering in and you’ll see what I mean)

I love the effect it gives.

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - Close up of decoupage - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

I was a little unsure of this one as I was doing it but I think it turned out okay.
Kind of whimsical…

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - 3 - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

You might have noticed (or not) that I didn’t do any “distressing” on this piece.

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - 4 - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

I decided instead to let the dark wax do the work.

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - 2 - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

These themed makeovers really make you put your creativity to the test sometimes.

But I love that.

And I really, really think I need more green in my life.

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - 1 - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

By the way, that white chair was also part of the “themed tours”. It’s my Thrifty French Chair Makeover. (it was blue…I painted it white with Chalk Paint!)
You can see all the rest of the themed makeover tours here —>  Themed Furniture Tour

PIN this OBX Latitude & Longitude Table Makeover for later here….

If you liked this one and missed the others, you can see last month’s {TRAVEL theme} –> here. (and a few others linked there too)

Be sure to check back later this week to see how I transformed this one!

UPDATE!!! See it now, here!!

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  1. I love that you incorporated one of my favorite place, the OBX, into this makeover. I also love the paint combination that you used. These tours are so much fun to see how each blogger interprets the theme of the month!

  2. I am thrilled to have found your blog! For the second time this week, I am thoroughly impressed. Not only your imagination in action, but OBX is our annual Easter destination. Great job here and thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh yay! Thanks so much! :) How fun…we love the OBX!
      Thanks so much for the sweet words! xo
      Hope you have a great day!!!

    1. Thanks Therese! :) Green is great! I’m loving a tiny little pop of green here and there lately!

    1. Thanks Christy!! :) Yea…but on a sign it would be really cool! Might have to try that next! ;)

  3. Nancy, as always you hit your latitude and longitude right on target with this one. I love green and the grey is perfect. I’m so thrilled to join this themed furniture makeover. ~Jeanette

    1. Thanks Jeanette!! :)
      I’m really enjoying everyone’s projects a lot this time!!! So much creativity! Loving it!!

  4. Nancy your table is gorgeous – I love how you toned down the green into a much softer shade. The postcard is so pretty and once you added the dark wax over the poly it took on even more character. The colors look so pretty with the cushion on your chair and of course you staged the table beautifully. Very nice!

    1. Thank you Marie :)
      Oh yes, that green is crazy bright but does make some lovely toned down hues. And thank you, thank you for mentioning the staging! ;)
      I have been working so hard on trying to get better photos…and do better staging lately. I so appreciate that more than you know!!!

  5. I’m not much for green but these colors worked well for this table. What’s not to love in the OBX!

    1. Hi Sheila!
      Oh, I know, me either too much before! But I am loving a little pop of green here and there lately. I also wasn’t much of a blue fan for many years (I got a little worn out on it during the late 80’s country blues…and never wanted anything blue again! ;) ) But now look…blue everywhere…and I love it! :)

  6. Love the OBX graphic and coastal green! The dark wax really enhanced it! Your table looks wonderful next to your chair! Love the OBX too!

    1. Hi Lynn!
      Thanks so much! I know, isn’t it crazy how much that dark wax changes the look? It somehow takes that “flat” look away and gives it some depth.
      We live right here by the water but the OBX is so great! Wish I could get there more often!

  7. Nancy,
    Love everything you do as usual!!!!
    …… You mentioned Varathane. When I did my side table, I looked for Varathane. But my local Home Depot didn’t carry it. The carried another brand of spar urethane, but that was for outdoor????. This all confused me, lol, so I waxed it! So could you let me know with Varathane you used? (I got so confused with spar urethane, poly, etc). Could you help out a sista? lol…. I want to show you my side table… Im pretty proud of it! I just don’t have a good before but I’ll send you what I have! And I;m working on my chair right now – Painting upholstery in Paris Grey!

    Thanks Nancy!!!!

    1. Hi Lilli!

      I can certainly help a sista out! ;) Spar is for outside but is flexible..humidity etc. I have not used that before so I can’t say how it holds up, etc. What I did use was Varathane, High Traffic Formula for floors. You can see it in this post here. https://www.artsychicksrule.com/2013/11/kitchen-cabinet-makeover-annie-sloan-chalk-paint.html
      I think I linked it in this post actually…anyway, that is the same exact one I used on this little table. Wax is good too! If I didn’t have the decoupage area I would have just waxed the whole thing and skipped the Varathane.
      Try Lowes if Home Depot didn’t have it. I got it from one or the other..don’t remember which now.
      Please send pics…would love to see! :) The chair and the table both!

    1. Thanks Christy!! Oh my, you need to make a visit there!
      Aw…thanks…love that chair too! Hadn’t planned to keep it but it’s still here!! ;)

  8. I’ve been itching to use that green some where. You’re color mixing is amazing – really soft & pretty. Blend in well with your blues & continue your beachy/water look.
    The outdoor table end you did previously has me thinking about sprucing up our porch & making it brighter.
    Always inspiring to see your creations.

    1. OH yes do Ellen! You will love it. You can really create all kinds of pretty shades of green with it too. I am loving this green and blue lately! (instead of just the teal/green and blue)
      Thank you so much! :) I still have a little work to do out there on the porch. I want to hang an old antique window on one side..and a few other things yet. Maybe next year it will be complete! ;)

  9. Love the table, Nancy! Especially the customized color of green you came up with! Two colors I would never have thought of mixing.

    As always, well done! xo

    1. Thanks so much Karen! :) The green is really fun!
      Hope you are enjoying that sweet grandbaby! (know you are!!)

  10. Absolutely love that green, so soft, that table looks so pretty with the green on it. Like how you made legs different but very good combo, make table look awesome. I also like to combine colors to get what I want. Only thing is then to be able to duplicate it later on. Uh, maybe. Just keep mixing til it looks right, right?
    Gives me good idea what to do on a table I have in mind, wonderful inspiration. Pinning your table for future reference. Happy summer days

    1. Hi JaneEllen!
      Thanks so much. Ha, yes, I am a little bit bad about mixing colors and not writing the mix down. AND I write a blog which makes it even worse! ;) People will ask for the exact mix and oops…don’t have it. I’m a bit of an “organic” creative. Mix, mix, blend, blend..okay good! ;) (I cook the exact same way..who needs measurements??!)
      Anyway, happy summer days to you too! :)

  11. Hi there – while searching The Graphics Fairy for nautical graphics, I came across your beautiful seaside table transformation. It’s absolutely beautiful…and I agree life is better at the beach. I’m in the process of revamping my vintage sling chairs and want to add a graphic transfer to the pillows. It will be on my blog soon!

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