Saturday, February 18, 2012


These little tables get a face lift on the same day.  You know how it is.  You can't do just one project at a time.  While the brushes are wet and the studio is all in a mess, might as well do two at a time.  So, these were chosen. 

Project One: Paint this little girl white. So, I started by sanding, using my handy Black & Decker Mouse.   Then, I decided it was still a little too shiny, so.......................

thought maybe I should use some Deglosser by Savogran.  I just rubbed this all over the table with a paper towel.

Then I used my favorite Behr paint.  It was actually an 'oops' paint, but it's what I would call 'cottage white'.  I hope "The Home Depot" can match their oops, since I love this color.

I brushed two coats of the Behr oops onto the table.  It was pretty like this, but then I decided she needed a little distressing.

So, using my Mouse, she gets the perfect shabby touches.

Finished???..........I don't know.

Naaa,  I decided the center section didn't show at all........soooo, out came a contrasting color and.........

Well, now it shows, right.  At this point, I'd just sanded back some of the burgundy.  After dusting er she is.

NOW..............while the brush is wet, I thought I'd paint this small round Duncan Phyfe table toooo.

As you can see on this closeup of the drawer,  I let some of the wood show through.  I love, love this Glidden.

And, here it is finished, after just a little distressing around the edges.

Tea for TWO or TWO tea tables.......either way I think they turned out TOOOO cute.

     I just had to play with decorating a little before taking them to the shop.

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  1. I think they turned out great!!!
    Do you seal them with something at the end???
    Prim Blessings

    1. Thanks, Robin. I didn't seat either of these. I liked the matte shabby look. I do sometimes use floor wax and sometimes waterbase varnish.

      Thanks for visitin'. Come back soon.

    2. Didn't SEAL them either.........LOL. Sorry, typo.

  2. Candy,
    They both look wonderful! I'm sure they'll sell quickly.

    Thanks for coming to visit me at Knick of Time - I'm following you back now!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  3. Great restyle to your tables! Love the 'white' oops paint too!

  4. Candy, these turned out great! LOVE the red! Gives it a POP! And I ADORE red! :)

    Following you back! Glad you found me!

    Lou Cinda

  5. Visiting via Timeless Treasures and loving your furniture makeover's and also the amazing hand-painting you did on those lampshades.
    I am your newest follower Fiona

    1. Thanks so much, Fiona, and Im follin' you back. 8-)

  6. Very nice! (And I'm with ya on the "do two at a time since everything is already a mess" philosophy.)

    1. Thanks, Vivienne. COME BACK TO VISIT.

  7. Hi Candy, great tables! I just love to paint furniture, immediate gratification!! so glad you came by to visit and left a comment. Just joined as a follower!

  8. Hi Candy--good job on the tables! I totally love those concrete leaves I saw in one of your early posts--
    I'll have to detour your way on my next trip to Atlanta!

  9. Hi Candy, I know I'm going to enjoy your blog and will learn some things here as I watch! I have done some furniture makeovers too and I'll be sharing those on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanks so much. And, if you haven't been to the shop yet, you and Amy come up to see me sometime at Candy's Memories in Lawrenceburg, TN.

  11. Hi Candy! Your tables look devine...I wish I could come visit your store, but I'm kinda on the other side of the world! Anyhoo, I'm your newest follower and I would love it if you could come and visit my blog too :)
    Cas x

  12. Candy - so glad you stopped by so I could find you and follow along on your fun junking journeys! Love your painted pieces and your fun "doorbell"!

  13. Hi Candy,
    I love the white table best of the two! I am a "white paint" kind of girl. :o)

    Do you have a button?


  14. Way to go Candy! Both tables are just perfect!!! I hope Home Depot can match your Oops paint too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!


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