I Am Ready For Fall With This Color!

What a beauty Sarcastic smile … I think she once was but she was no longer winning any contests looking like that! Oh yeah… by chance do you see the string that is tied around her legs near the top? No silly… it’s not a sash… It was someone’s solution to keeping her legs together… Oops… I found that amusing!

Because I thought it would sell faster without the sash string I removed the top and glued and clamped her legs together in order to fix her “little problem” … I also completely sanded down the top and the shelf, both were badly scared and I thought I wanted them stained not painted…

BEFORE

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At this point in the process you can see that I decided not to stain the bottom shelf… this picture was taken after I had already painted her with two coats of a custom mix of Emperor’s Silk and Barcelona Orange Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to achieve this Coral color… I used the leftovers from my secretary project here but added a little more orange to it… she looks pink now, but you wait until she has been waxed!

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Oh so pretty… bet you didn’t think the top could turn out that good.. well me either! I applied two coats of Dark Walnut stain and then two coats of Dark Walnut Finish Oil… then a layer of dark soft wax… I have noticed that with the very damaged tops they can end up looking a little dry if I don’t apply the oil before I wax…

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When I removed the top I also removed the brass rods and sprayed them metallic silver… which helped painting that section of the legs super easy…

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I did a very small amount of distressing…

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And finished her off with a coat of hard paste wax… Here she is again… I’m afraid that she has turned into a bit of a camera hog now… sorry!

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She is feeling fabulous now and is very much updated for 2012 with her new “coat”… I think she is pageant show ready once again! What do you think… is this Coral color perfect for Fall 2012?

Thanks for stopping by my little impromptu furniture fashion show!

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on August 17, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Shannon@vintagerestyled

    Love love love! I need to mix up some colors. Great choice!

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  2. “She” turned out beautiful Susan! I love the silver rods.

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  3. I love the color! Leaving the top stained too looks great, thank you for sharing more of your creativity 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya

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  4. I love that you left the tope stained. The color is fantastic! Very different. It suits her.

    Cynthia

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  5. What a gorgeous transformation!! I’m loving everything about this cute little table!! Perfect color & what an awesome job you did on the top! I’m not familiar with the finish oil…can you please tell me where to purchase this? It sure made this table top a beauty!!!
    PS—the string in the before is wayyyy too funny! 🙂 Blessings!

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  6. what a makeover…she is a beauty and will charm someone into taking her home,very fast..what a great punch of color she will make in her new home…and think you diid the right thing by painting the shelf….and to top I am loving

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  7. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    She’s so pretty! I love that beautiful color you created! Definitely feeling like fall!

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  8. I so need to paint something coral! Your table looks GREAT!

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