Re-make of an Old Favorite

Monday, August 27, 2012

Have you ever mistakenly created a work of art?  I did just that when I painted this old table...
The stain that I used over the CeCe Calwell's paint soaked in so quickly and completely changed the color of the paint and I LOVED it! 
However; since that was not the look that I was going for originally, and I created it just by happenstance, I have been wondering weather or not it was possible to create this look again.
Unfortunately, that beautiful table has had a rough life and no matter how hard we tried, it is still very crooked and wobbly so was I was unable to sell it.
My mom gave me this cute little table to makeover and I thought it would be the perfect test to see if I could recreate my precious table.

I am very happy to say it worked! 

I simply painted one coat of CeCe Calwell's Santa Fe Turquoise the key to get this look is to not be exact with your brush strokes, make strokes in all different directions and don't try to go for too much coverage.  After it dried I lightly sanded a couple areas that I wanted to be more effected by the stain, then I put my dark walnut stain on a cloth and wiped on and then wiped it again with a clean cloth. 
Usually, I am very careful about using stain because it is quite hard to correct a mistake.  That makes this project even more fun because you can put as much or as little stain on your rag and just go to town.  Don't over think it or let the perfectionist side of you come out...just go with it and see how amazing your finish project looks!
Here's a view of her top...

And now her legs...

CeCe Caldwell's Paint, stain, Turquoise, DIY, Table
Aren't they beautiful?! 
My goal for the finished look of this table was a messy, unique and striking piece of furniture. 
What do you think?  Does the imperfection make this piece noticeable or just make you nuts?


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Love the table. It turned out to be a very cute accident.

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Anonymous said...

love the table and picked up one similar on a walk around the neighborhood this morning. Can you buy the paint at Home Depot or do I need a paint specialty store?


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