I am excited to share one of my favorite bloggers with you today…Traci from Beneath My Heart. I love her project she is sharing with you today. After you read hers here…come on over to her place and check out my tutorial! Now…here’s Traci…
Hello! My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart. I am married to this sweet man…
and together we are raising these 4 sweet boys of ours…
and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to think and create everyday here:
Today, Amy and I are doing a little blog swap! I am so very happy and honored to be posting here at The Idea Room! I am going to share with you today a little table makeover I just completed.
I have had this little cherry table for 6 or 7 years. My mom gave it to me because she wasn’t using it anymore.
I have used it in several places around the home, but I have never been really happy with it. It didn’t quite fit in with the rest of my decor.
So I finally decided to make it look a little more like “me”. Here are the supplies I used:
Valspar Antiquing Glaze Minwax Wipe-On Poly Sample Valspar paint in Eucalyptus Tree (blue). Sample Valspar paint in Light French Gray (Behr’s) Minwax Provencial Stain I already had all of these except for the sample size of blue paint. I bought two decorative embellishments from Lowe’s for about 5 bucks… (I had already taken one out of the package.)
First, I sanded a spot on the table where I wanted to attach the wood embellishments…
Then, I put a little Gorilla Glue on the back of each embellishment…
My hubby helped me nail the decorative piece to the table. We had to nail it on because of the curve of the table.
I let those pieces dry, and then I was ready to paint!
Since the embellishments were plain wood, I used some “Provencial” Mixwax stain that I already had to darken them a bit. I just used a paper towel to apply the stain. If I was doing a whole piece of furniture, I would have used a cloth.
Then I sanded the whole table with a sanding sponge to help the paint adhere to the surface.
I was so stressed about finding the right color blue for this table. I was in Lowe’s for a long time looking at all of the paint swatches. I wanted a grayish/greenish blue. And guess what…I found it! It turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. It is called Eucalyptus Tree. I got a sample size of it because it was more than enough for this table. Cost=$3.00
I just applied the paint with a brush.
I wanted to be able to see the brush strokes in the paint, and I love leaving a little bit of wood showing too.
Then I painted the embellishment with the Light French Gray.
After the entire table was completely dry, I used my sanding sponge to sand around the edges of the table to make it look “worn”.
Then I applied the Valspar Antiquing Glaze with a paper towel. It looks black when going on the table. Just wipe it on until you get the look you are after. If it is too dark, just wipe a little off with a damp paper towel. If it is not dark enough, apply some more. It’s really up to you!
The glaze darkened the color of blue to perfection! I LOVE the look of the antiquing glaze!!! Here is the final product…
See how the glaze gives it an “aged” look?
I really do love this color of blue. I am now looking for another piece of furniture in my home to do the same treatment on.
Now this piece of furniture looks like “me”, and it adds a touch of color to my home. One more look at the before and after…
Thank you, Amy, for letting me share this project on your fabulous blog! It has been so nice to be here. Please know that you and your readers are always welcome at my blog…
Have a blessed day! Traci
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