I had so much fun upcycling these matching side tables / end tables. Once dark and a tad dreary...they turned out light and airy!
The base of both side tables was finished in Rethink Junk's Robin's Egg Blue. I have to be honest...I'm really an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint or General Finishes Milk Paint kinda girl, but a nearby boutique was going out of business and they were basically giving their Rethunk Junk products away. I grabbed a few neutrals and a few customer favorites like this Robin's Egg Blue.
I started off this project by sanding the tops of both pieces down to their original wood finishes with my cordless Ryobi One Sander. My customer wanted a grey distressed weathered finish, so I used a layering technique with both paint and stain. I started out by dry brushing two coats of Annie Sloan Paris Grey to both tops. I then followed up with two coats of my Favorite General Finishes Grey Gel Stain which I applied by wiping on and wiping off. I then applied a finishing protective coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. I'm so glad I decided to go with the wax!!! It gave each piece the perfect sheen and really brought out the colors and woodgrain.
Once the tops were dry, I applied two coats of Rethunk Junk's Robin's Egg Blue to the bases and added a protective top coat of Polyvine Wax like Varnish. The customer picked out some really cute new hardware that she found at Hobby Lobby. I added her hardware and the piece came to life!
What a coastal feel these side tables have!!! Cottage Chic...Shabby Chic...just plain ole Chic! I am in love with these tables and the customer loved them too!
On to our next project!
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