So….it’s been a while!! But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. I’ve actually done more projects than normal, but I’ve really just been focusing on doing what I feel like doing. So, that meant more painting, projects, relaxing and less computer/blogging time. But now I’m refreshed and excited to share one of my recent projects with you.
My Mom actually found this side table at a yard sale for me. It was rough looking, but sturdy.
I hand sanded the rough spots, and then got to work painting. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey…..excuse the poor lighting in my basement work area. I’m grateful for the space to work, but it certainly has bad lighting!
I had originally intended on covering the Paris Grey totally with Pure White, but I liked the look of the grey so I decided to add white stripes instead. I used Frog Tape and taped off stripes.
I used the Pure White and painted two coats between the tape. I pulled the tape off while it was still wet from the second coat and I got nice, crisp lines.
I took the table outside and sanded it just a bit by hand to distress some of the edges. After I cleaned it from sanding, I applied a coat of clear wax.
I’ll admit I wasn’t sure about this piece in the beginning, especially when my Mom was texting a picture of it from the yard sale, but it was a good deal and worth trying to make it pretty. It just shows a little elbow grease and some paint can really make a difference.
I can think of many uses for a side table like this with its three shelves. How would you use it?