7.26.2011

Linking Up At My Romantic Home!

Linking up today at My Romantic Home. I love Cindy's blog and I am always learning more from great people like her!






This is by far one of my favorite pieces I have refinished and I love that I found it locally (my very own city even!). I've said before that the idea of supporting your local community is very gratifying to me!









I thought this piece was so unique and pretty. It just needed some serious cleaning and a little make-over. I often get impatient when I'm excited, and since I didn't have any of my creamy white in stock (since that's what was in my mind to use) I just raided the shelves to see what I had to work with. Consequently...this thing morphed from one day to the next, and actually was a little on the risky side for me at this point in my little hobby. :-) I love how it turned out!





It ended up having a bit of a coastal beach type look to it. I almost wanted to sprinkle sand and toss sea shells over the top while I sipped an icy drink and read my coastal magazine. This piece also fits my chosen name perfectly with the rustic distressed look and chic scrolly legs - PERFECT!!! Rustic&Chic





So...here's the details. The basic prep of clean, sand, prime. Then a couple coats of Glossy White Spray Paint, a mix of oops paints to make a Light Sea Green color that was brushed on, then distress, distress, and more distressing (this pieces has A LOT of edges!), light mocha glaze, and sealed in semi-gloss polycrylic.






Makes me wish I had a cute little beach house to put it in.  But I don't.:-(   Thankfully one of my friend's had the perfect place for it, so now it is hers. :-) (Which means I still get to enjoy it, right?) 



Have a great week!

~Anneke :-)

7 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is incredible...too bad you didn't get to keep it! Thanks for detailing all the steps. I have a coffee table that I would like to paint. I was thinking about chalk paint but maybe this way would hold up better. The last step of polycrylic is brilliant. The only thing that makes me nervous is the glazing part. :o) I'm not much of a painter...I'm a new follower. I found your link at Cindy's.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOve this, what a great job you did!

Anneke said...

Thank you! This table is definitely holding up. But even if it got a scratch, it would just add to the character of it! Btw, my friend has 1 girl and 3 rambunctious little boys! :-)

Janet said...

You did a great job! Thanks for sharing how you painted it!
Blessings,
Janet

Suzanne said...

Awesome job! I am the same way...so impatient to see the end result...it always somehow turns out ok in the end, though.
Thanks for sharing. Love the greenish top.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You did a great job! I know your friend was thrilled to get it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that you linked this up! it's gorgeous! i love the swirly curvy pretty legs!