Clouds in My Coffee…

Ok… so the title of this post may not make sense now but it will… I think Winking smile

Here is this super cute (not really) typical Queen Anne style cherry sofa table. It was in good structural shape but had been banged up a little, scratches here and there and a couple of small dents on the top…

BEFORE (I know super shot there Susan, love all those shoes!)


Here she is in all of her “After’ glory! I think she looks stunning now and anything but boring and typical! I think she looks HOT!!


I filled in and sanded down the scratches and dents and then primed the piece with grey primer which gave this table a new smooth scratch and dent free finish!


I painted her in a custom mix of ASCP Barcelona & Emperor’s Red… not the same mix I have used on a couple of other recent pieces but similar. It is such a beautiful Coral color! I also added this gold accent stripe to give her a little bling… I just love the combination of Coral & Gold!


I lightly distressed the table (including the gold stripe) so some of the base color peeks through. I then waxed it with Minwax paste wax and buffed it… it feels so silky!


Here is the reason for the “clouds in my coffee title”… yes I KNOW there is no coffee, but the reflection of the sky is pretty cool in this beautiful silver piece I just picked up!


Anyway… I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone a little and paint with some colors other than blue and green (which are my favorites)… but I was reminded that not everyone can use those colors…

So what do you think… are you liking the coral or what?

Thanks for stopping by… and as always I love reading your comments!

Until next time!

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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 September 24, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Wow! I am loving it! So cool. I paint a bit of my old furniture.. What is the wax?


  2. Beautiful, love the color and the clouds!


  3. Great piece and I love the color and that tray.



  4. Love the piece…tomorrow going to work on a piece for my son and his wife, guest room …inside red….and outside black subway art…but I wanted a hot surprise I think the reds by Annie are delicious and love what yu did…I will have to try the Minwax paste..where do yu find it…I looked at Lowes and nope…


  5. Love the red!!!


  6. Love the color. Thanks for the suggestion on the Minwax hard paste wax. Visiting from POWW. -Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea


  7. LOVE it susan! the gold is the perfect touch and was the first thing i noticed! it pops!


  8. I’m not usually a fan of Queen Anne furniture unless it’s painted in an awesome color. This table looks so cool! Now it’s like a cool Queen Anne.


  9. I love ASCP! I am curious as to why you primed it though?
    Love the piece and the Emperors Silk is one of my faves!


    • Krista,
      I normally don’t prime when I use ASCP, but in this case I have lots of areas that I had to sand down and fill and I knew I was going to distress the piece and didn’t want those areas to show through bare… I really only spray primed the top and a leg where most of the damage was… thanks for the question!


  10. Wow…this is just beautiful…love the color…nicely done!


  11. Love the color combination – Great Job!


  12. Love the color! She’s an eye catcher! 😉


  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Beautiful! I need to branch out and give red a try!


  14. Beautiful work! What do you fill the dents with and what brand of grey primer did you use on this table?
    Thanks, Sue


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