Little Table Rescued
This little “cutie” was soooo gross when I bought it… it was clearly used for a plant stand and was covered in spider webs and dirt.. YUCK! But can you just imagine how versatile this piece could be?
So obviously I sanded down the rough areas and cleaned it up really good before I started painting (yes… inside if you please)
I decided to paint it in Cream Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, just in case my daughter wanted it for her new room as a bedside table (see her dresser here) plus it’s a pretty neutral “happy” color! I also wanted to try my hand at typography so I added a little Shel Silverstein quote that really resonated with me…
I kept the typography process simple, because I really don’t think I can handle anything more complex right now! I just printed out the quote and used transfer paper underneath of the printout and traced the words with a pencil which transferred it to the top of the table (at this point I had already distressed / sanded, but had NOT waxed it)
After I removed the papers I then went over the words with a blue paint pen, it was very easy, even for my not so steady hand!
I liked the blue but it was a little bold for me… so I lightly sanded the words down to make it “scream” at me less… waxed and buffed the table and I was done!
I put it next to the white couch (just to take the pictures) so you could see how yellow this Cream color is… I love it!
This little table would work great as a bedside table, kitchen or even the bathroom!
It’s just the right size to fit almost anywhere!
I am going to sell this piece as my daughter wants use her current bedside tables in her new apartment… I’m a little sad to see it go, but I seriously have NOWHERE for it (just ask my hubby if you don’t believe me )
Thanks for stopping by… Until next time!!
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Posted on July 27, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged Annie Sloan chalk paint, Cream chalk paint, cream painted bookshelf, Cream painted table, painted bookshelf, Painted table, Refinishing furniture, transferring typography, typography table top. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.