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Cottage Chic Side Tables

June 14, 2016

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!

Robins Egg Blue Side Table with General Finishes Grey Gel Stained Weathered Top

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!

Robins Egg Blue Side Table with General Finishes Grey Gel Stained Weathered Top


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