Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cottage Kitchen Table Redo

First of all, Happy 4th of July!  I hope your day is absolutely lovely!  I am really looking forward to celebrating with all of our wonderful neighbors today!  I've got some baking ahead of me!

This table has been in our garage for a couple of years now.  I knew it was going to be charming once painted, but it was also really handy having the extra surface to work on in the garage.  And so, it's sort of been my work bench all this time.  Well, believe it or not I am pretty much caught up on my projects and I needed to fill a hole in my shop space when the shabby buffet sold!

So, last week my sturdy little workbench had it's Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan beautification treatment!  It's now ready to grace the kitchen of some sweet farmhouse or cozy cottage.  I think it would be perfect paired with four mix-matched vintage chairs in pastel colors.  Don't you? 

I painted two coats of Old White on the table top, followed by a good amount of distressing, clear and dark wax and a second coat of clear wax a day later for extra durability.
The table base was painted with Old White first, then Cream and heavily distressed and waxed with both clear and dark wax.
My roses have started their second round of summer blooms and now the hydrangeas are producing blossoms too!  So fun!
The table was hauled off to the shop last night!  Now my side of the garage is looking more empty than ever!  Time to go shopping!
The shop space is looking pretty full, but I have room for a few more pieces here too.  Yes, a major shopping trip is definitely in order!  In fact, my husband volunteered to go out treasure hunting with me tomorrow!  I don't think he realizes how excited I am about this!  Maybe he will finally understand the thrill of the hunt!  I will probably be posting some peeks of our treasures on Facebook tomorrow as we find them!  Yay!  I can't wait!
Thanks again for your sweet visit today! 
Best Wishes and Blessings,
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