Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Little Teal

As you may have noticed, I've been experimenting with some new colors. Today it's teal. Again, a Martha Stewart sample - Araucana Teal. I really love these little samples. I can do a complete project for less than $3.00 and still have some paint left. And I'm not stuck with a whole can of paint that ends up taking up space on my shelf.





This little table came from a barn sale. Isn't it cute? The gentleman told me that it was his nightstand when he was a child. Now he just thought it was too small to be practical. That's just what I loved about it. It is tiny and petite. And with a pop of color, a perfect accent.

Somehow, I forgot to take a before photo, but it was your basic brown wood.


After the usual scrubbing, sanding and priming, two coats of the teal. It always seems a little bright at this point, but have no fear, the glaze will tone it right down.





I just mixed a little black paint with clear glaze. I brushed it on with a little sponge brush and wiped it off with a cloth. This seems like the most practical way to go for me. You can mix any color with the clear glaze and have your own custom shade of glaze. I just mix it all together in an old margarine tub.




And don't you love the little teardrop knob?




I think I like teal!





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31 comments:

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

That turned out great! I LOVE the color you used! Great job!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

LOVE this! I am also painting a thrift store teal with glazing to finish it. I love the way your little stand came out! So pretty!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

LOL...fingers typing faster than my brain. "I am also painting a thrift store find teal with glazing to finish it." There, that's better.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo PRETTY...that color is great and yes...I love that knob! HAPPY NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is adorable! i love the color and finish you gave it and i love its hardware! so sweet!

Christine said...

i don't do much painting....so where does one get the Martha paint samples ?? for $3 i may start painting things !!!!

Quilted Cupcake said...

That is gorgeous - that color is perfection. I'm with Christine - where did you score the paint? I must buy some!

Thanks for sharing.

Kansas Amy said...

Cute little table and great paint job. How many ounces are in the Martha Stewart samples and where do you find them? I've been getting the Benjamin Moore samples but they are only 2 ounces and don't go too far. Yours looks larger!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The Martha Stewart paint is now at Home Depot. The sample sizes come in handy 8oz bottles for $2.94 here in Maryland. The bottle has a nifty little brush for touch-ups. You can do 2 coats of paint on a small project like this and still have some paint left. It's a great way to sample some bold or new colors without buying a whole can of paint. So far, I've tried the pink, teal and sea glass. I believe there were about 8-10 choices in the sample size, but I liked Matha's other colors so much that I bought a few quart size cans in other colors for bigger projects. ... Thanks for asking. I love comments and questions!

Julie said...

Ooooh. I love it!

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

I am going to try the little sample bottles! I am glad you are in Maryland because I am too so they must have it! =)

Pam said...

I love that teal!!!! I used a sample bottle on one of my latest items and I loved it. At first I wasn't sure I would have enough and I actually have 3/4ths of it leftover. A great deal for $2.99.

Dawn said...

What a great job you did. It's inspiring. I told my husband just now I want to start redoing the furniture... he looked at me a little funny. (smile) Found you over at Backyard Eden. Love the teal, it looks fabulous.

`Dawn @ BeatUntilFluffy

Jenni said...

Two things - first, LOVE the teal color! It is a favorite of mine, any chance I get, I use it! Second, I never knew about those little sample bottles, going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing!!!

Playing Sublimely said...

Just found you again from a different blog you had linked to...wow, small world :)! Love this color!

Gail Kramer said...

That's amazing you could paint that entire nightstand with just a sample size of paint! How cool! I love the color!

Keeping cool? Isn't it just brutal here in MD?

Gail

Stephanie Cameron said...

So...it sounds like you like the Martha paint. How does it compare to Bher?

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

I am loving the color blue nowadays...I just did a side table in a blue finish. Your teal piece came out very nice... love the hardware, too.

Donna said...

Your nightstand is just adorable! I looove the color! And the little knob is so cute. Great job! Saw you over at Flaunt it Friday.

Debbie said...

Cute, colorful, useful and a bargain! I love the color really it is great!!~ I have a garage salen party that starts every Friday...I would love for you to participate some time, this is the kind of stuff I love to see!!~ It is all thrift finds of any sort. Debbie

Rene' said...

Very Cute, I love the idea of a $3.00 paint job!! I've never tried that paint..I'll have to check it out!!!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love it! My favorite color!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Kelly @ Lucy's Daughter said...

I just picked up that same exact color in Martha's samples! I was unsure how it would look actually painted, but now that I see this treasure I can't wait to use it! Lovely!

Karla said...

I have two comments. Number one, you should definately receive a referral check from Martha Stewart for giving her paint such a wonderful testimonial and second Debbie mentions a "garage salen party"- I would love to know what that is.

DittoDecorating said...

Thank you for the Martha samples tip. I just acquired a small table that I had already decided to paint in that teal. Love your blog!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #14! ~Bridgette

Katie said...

I want that! Actually, I want TWO of them. I ahve been in the market for two matching side tables to refinish...with no luck. And what you have is just the style I'm after:)

Anyway, I just found your blog! Love it! And at only 2 months old with over 30 followers, you are well on your way to success! Nice work! You have a beautiful blog.

Jessica Hills said...

So cute and I love the color! Thanks for linking to FTF!

La said...

Very nice job. I will check out the Martha Stewart samples.

billiemonster said...

I love the color you chose! *thumbs up*

- Kim said...

Love it. I'm doing a dining table in the same color. :)