Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sneak Peek!

I rarely show projects before I have them finished - in fact, I'm famous for not taking a single photo until it's finished - ha!  But I just have to share a quick sneak peak.

My mother-in-law gave me a simple little oval coffee table quite some time ago.  Now if you know me, you know that means that several other treasures have since come into our garage and covered up that coffee table.  I've had an idea about how I wanted to paint the coffee table for a little bit now, but just hadn't found the energy to actually get to the table...until tonight.

I remembered that the table was a honey-oak color, I thought it had pretty shapely legs and I recalled some slight damage on the top.  I pulled it out tonight and got to work.

I was right about the shapely legs and the little apron is cute too.  I painted it one coat with Annie Sloan's Old Ochre.

Here's the fun part - I painted the top to look like a French grain sack.  I used Annie Sloan's Graphite on the stencil and Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue on the stripes.  I'll be honest, I didn't spend a lot of time measuring the stripes out - I figured a little imperfection would work for my grain sack look.

I still have to sand and wax so I'll share more pictures when I'm finished.  Oh, and if you want your garage floor to look like mine - just paint lots and be a little messy : )


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Stephanie. I've been following your saga of making your own chalk paint. I'd really like to try it but I haven't had much time for painting lately. I had to laugh about your garage floor! I finally put an old rug that was way past it's prime out in my garage to help with the paint splatters and sprays. I'm a bit of a messy painter as well!

Vintage and Company said...

Great job Stephanie...I'm sure you won't have that table long....I love the stencil effect!

chateau chic said...

I love what you did on your coffee table. Great, great idea!! Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower.
Mary Alice