Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Feeling Beachy


Here is more from my painting weekend with Megan. We started with a really basic coffee table - nice lines, but pretty boring. Megan thought it needed a beachy feel.




The top got two coats of Sea Glass (another Martha Stewart sample) and the bottom got two coats of white.







After a good sanding for a time-worn look, we started playing with glaze. Megan mixed up a bowl of clear glaze (love the Valspar clear glaze in the handy pourable bottle) and some blue and white paint.




This was the fun part.





I gave it a rub-down with Minwax Finishing Wax for a silky smooth finish.






Pretty and beachy!





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27 comments:

Jingle said...

That looks great!

casualgal said...

I love that little table!

Annie Louise said...

Great Job--love it!!
Jeanette

gena said...

Ooooooh, pretty ! Definitely gave it a beachy vibe !

thanks for sharing,
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Renee said...

I have a table just like that but darker, love the beachy look!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks great! the beachy blue finish on top is just like a cherry on top- the perfect addition!

- Brittany said...

Love the look. I've been trying to think of the right paint color and finish to do on a coffee table I found next to a dumpster. Thanks for sharing!

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Love it, so calm and beachy looking for sure! I can't wait to do this to a similar looking table. Thank you for sharing!
Hugz,
Kim

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That table looks just marvelous! I wish my furniture makeovers turned out as lovely as yours did.

Thank you so much for your visit today and kind words, please come back often! :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Kim said...

That is quite a transformation. You did a wonderful job with the distressing.

MessyMissy said...

Wow, I love the look. Great colors and nice job refinishing!!

Joy Beadworks said...

Awesome transformation!
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Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Very beachy and sooo cute! I love the color combo..great job.:)

Lee Laurie said...

Wow! That table looks amazing!

Life in Rehab said...

That looks great! Very weekend-at-the-water.

canngil said...

I am a newby at this. what did you do with the paint and valspar? did you mix together??? then wax it??? looks beautiful!

Julie @ The Family CEO said...

Wonderful! I love the colors.

Lisa said...

So pretty - and yes, beachy! Gorgeous color on top.

willoughbywhimsy said...

I can hear the waves crashing already.:) From the color choices to the distressing you have created a delightful table. Very gracious of you for sharing your wonderful technique!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Your table redo is yummy! It has such a beachy feel and puts off a serene, relaxing vibe. Who knew that plain table could be this good looking? Clever women!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Just love this color. Great job!

Megan said...

Hi, this is Megan. I'm so glad you're liking the table, it was a lot of fun to work on.

To canngil: I started out with the Valspar clear glaze in a plastic butter dish. Then I added a spoonful of a medium blue color (I believe the color is Bluecoat). That was a little too dark, so I added a little white paint to lighten it up. There are no exact measurements, just whatever looks right to you.

I rubbed on the blue glaze, let it sit for a minute, and then rubbed some of it off with a damp washcloth. If you let it sit longer, more glaze will stick to the table.

Probably the hardest part was making sure the different sections of the table were glazed evenly. I kept a bucket of water and more towels next to me for times when I wanted to wipe the whole thing off and start again. (This happened a few times on different parts of the table.)

My mom did the waxing part, and that was hours later (or maybe the next day?) after the glaze had dried.

This was my first time glazing, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. Thanks for all the positive feedback!

becca said...

that looks awesome! we did something very similar to our coffee table. i love the casual beachy feel.

ellie said...

I really like how your table came out..perfect..

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

I just got a free table just like this and was looking for some inspiration!! Thanks! It turned out wonderful! =)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Farra said...

Looks great!