Do you have a piece of furniture in your home that you “like”, but you don’t “love”?
Is there a piece of furniture you own that has great lines or may be very functional, but it doesn’t fit in with the rest of the decor in your home?
Well, you don’t have to settle with just “liking” that piece of furniture anymore.
Turn it into something you love!!!
That is exactly what I did.
Today, I am going to share with you a little table makeover I have 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 supplies on hand, except for the sample size of blue paint.
I bought two wooden 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 wooden embellishments. This would give the wood glue something to adhere to.
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 were 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.
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!!!
When the glaze is dry, the last step is to apply the Wipe-On Poly with a lint-free cloth.
And you are finished! Let the courtship begin!
Here is my new love…
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.
I no longer “like” this piece of furniture…I LOVE it!
One more look at the before and after…
What piece of furniture in your home would you like to fall in love with?
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