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This little wood table was super cute with good bones, but needed a fun color – in my opinion ANYWAYS:)

I painted it a blue color (sorry, it was an oops paint so i havent a clue what color it is!?) – then to tone down the blue a bit i glazed it with a dark walnut stain. 

BUT, before i glazed it, i did my new favorite thing and went to town with my cabinet scraper that i talked about here.  I didnt use anything else to distress this table besides the scraper.

This may be too much distressing for some – but i love it!!  the chippier the better :)

Before…

small side table and piano 002

After…

small side table and piano 008

small side table and piano 013 

Close up of the distressing…

small side table and piano 010

And some more beauty shots :)

small side table and piano 009

small side table and piano 014

And this table is for sale – go over to {Sweet Pickins} for more info

K – im off to paint :)

29 replies
  1. Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked
    Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of using a cabinet scraper- going on my list now! I adore that color…really, everything about it!! Great job :)

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  2. Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking
    Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking says:

    I love it! I would not have bought that table in it's original condition even if I saw it really cheap somewhere. That's such a transformation from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan!

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  3. Carrie
    Carrie says:

    That is one of my favorite colors!!! Do you consider North Carolina in the area that is close enough to purchase all your treasures? :) I am so jealous of your neighbor. I would have a house full of furniture if I lived in Utah!

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  4. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home
    Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says:

    I like all of your distressing, I'm going to check out your tool. The color you used looks great. Funny enough, I posted a table very similar to this today :).

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  5. Wanda @ Just Vintage
    Wanda @ Just Vintage says:

    You know, I always pass up these kinds of tables. They're kinda ugly in their wood stain, but seeing this one painted and distressed, I think I've GOT to buy the next one I see! I love it! Maybe if I ever get my first piece of painted furniture behind me I'll be more anxious to buy more. Or not. LOL

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  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    so do you lightly sand it…then prime…then paint and finish? I scored a table similar to this one at a local thrift store and am wanting to try my hand at "Your Most Amazing Talentedness"…you TOTALLY ROCK! I have been following you for about a month now and am completely in love with your work! Thank you so very much for sharing with us!

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