Friday, July 23, 2010

Petite Aqua/Turquoise Side Table

This petite little side table came out of a barn, complete with chickens. Seriously, lots of chickens!



It's looked a little sad in it's dreary brown paint, but it had really sweet lines. Just look at those curves! And it's a great little size and shape.





A good cleaning and a few coats of aqua/turquoise paint really brought it back to life and hopefully made it forget all about those chickens!





I did a light sanding, then on to my favorite part - glazing. I really like this Valspar Clear Mixing Glaze. The bottle makes it so easy to pour and you can mix it with pretty much any color paint you want. In this case, a little white.




The directions say 4-8 parts glaze to 1 part paint. I really don't measure exactly. I just mix it up in a plastic margarine tub. Wipe the glaze on with a sponge brush and rub off with a soft cloth. It's that easy. And it gives such a nice smooth finish. I wish you could feel how silky it feels!






And for a special touch, I lined the drawers with coordinating scrapbook paper - super quick and easy! Just measure your paper to fit the drawer and cut to size. Use a foam brush to spread a layer of Mod Podge (matte finish) over the bottom of the drawer. Place the paper in the drawer. Gently smooth out any air bubbles. I like to wait an few hours to allow it to cure, then spread another layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper for extra durability.




Much too pretty to be hanging out in a barn with chickens!







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23 comments:

ChRiS said...

how cute hard to believe is same cabinet....very nice

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love it...thanks so much for the tip on the glaze, I'll be picking some up soon!

Rondell

Not Too Shabby said...

Sharon, it turned out so cute. My, you've been a busy bee....

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Totally cute! I love it.

Rene said...

It's so fresh now. Very nice!

-Rene

Jacqueline said...

Aqua furniture must be all the rage! I am seeing it all over in blog land and every one makes me envious. It is so beautiful. This is such a PIECE and it will look so lovely whereever you place it. Lovin it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

adorable! my favorite kind of table, and my favorite kind of color- sooo cute!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I sooooo LOVE this color...awesome makeover!

Blessings,
Linda

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What vision! Cluck Cluck! I adore the paint color, and thanks for the tip on the Valspar glaze.

Jen T said...

Totally too cute for the chickens! Great color and the paper in the drawers just make it that much more special!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How adorable! So glad you rescued it from the chickens :)

Denise Marie said...

love it!! you did a fabulous job.

the VG huis said...

that's just plain adorable! Just found you from the inspired room. I love the colour, the glaze, the whole bit! wonderful way to bring life to this piece.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is just too cute and it was in a barn? Sigh..so happy you saved it and gave it another life.

~ Regan said...

looks wonderful! You did a great job distressing it! Didn't I see a similar one in the PB catalog? ;)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It really turned out great, love that the drawers are so pretty too!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow wow wow!! it turned out so incredible! it helps that you had a wonderful piece to start with, but the color and technique brought it to a whole new level of awesome. :)

HomemadeMother said...

LOVE that color!

A Cottage Muse said...

Very pretty color...sweet and petite!!

La said...

How pretty. I like the vibrant color. La

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Love the color...it's so happy & perky!! :)

Sherrie said...

I too showed aqua today. Our stuff would look great together. Thanks for also teaching me about the glaze. I am going to try it.

Robin said...

Cute! you should link this up to my upcycled Awesome linky party! http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled7