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Posts Tagged "farmhouse style"

DIY Network-Pilot Episode for ‘Reclaimed Reno’

February 28, 2018

When we first met Brett, Fallon and their three adorable kids to discuss renovating their home…

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!

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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.

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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.

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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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