I'm sorry....I've just been BUSY!!!
Over the next couple days I have lots to show you, but we're going to start with
my daughter's old-style coffee table which we gave her in 2004 because it
came with our park model trailer. It was really way too large for the space it was in.
And....so 80s looking.
Here it is finished, after I gave it a driftwood treatment!
mesh our schedules in order to do it together.
Well...it was shifted around in my husband's garage many times and on the weekend,
Alana asked me if I wanted to come hang out with her in Toronto yesterday.
So...on Sunday, I popped up and said to Dan "I'm going to paint that coffee table today!"
Little did I know he would have to dig it out....there were bins piled on it, moving
blankets under it and it was behind various power tools against the rear wall of
the garage. He said he was happy to get rid of it...imagine!
Alana has a beachy theme in her two-story apartment and was hoping for
a driftwood look on this table.
I had a few tutorials saved on "how to" get this effect and they were my
inspiration for sure!
1st.....Kristybelle's coffee table...much the same style.
a dragging tool....I began.
I'll try not to make this too long and wordy....loads of photos k?
First thing I did was a light sanding and then went over it with tackcloth.
I painted a latex paint (Bejamin Moore - Atmospheric) over most of the table.
(Don't forget inside the legs where it will show)
You're supposed to use it with a glaze mixture, but I thought...what the heck...let's try it with chalkpaint! I just had to be quick.
edge of the tool, I used on the legs and sides, giving the table a woodgrained look.
I painted over the blue in long strips on the top with Chalkpaint made from 2\3
Mayonnaise Benjamin Moore Latex and 1/3 Plaster of Paris with a wee bit of water.
The long strips were done quickly so I could drag the teeth over it before it dried out.
Alana wanted a rougher look to it, so I started sanding back and letting
the blue and the wood show through.
to take it to Toronto and surprise Alana!
I was scared to bits that she might not like and feel obliged to keep it in her
livingroom because I'm her MOM!
But, she said she absolutely loved it! I'm so happy!
And was she ever surprised!?
like it belonged in her home.
I so hope he likes it too!
see the Antique Mirror Redo to be followed with another post the next day about
my exploits with Alana!
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