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!)

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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?

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  2. Beautiful, love the color and the clouds!

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

    Cynthia

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  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…

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  5. Love the red!!!

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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    • 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!

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

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  11. Love the color combination – Great Job!

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

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  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

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

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  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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