So...We are headed into Summer here (YAY), and what better time to show you my beach inspired table makeover...
I had this awful bedside table for ages. What to do with it? Well I painted it blue because I thought I would use it in my bedroom and have a blue, white and brown colour scheme. What was I thinking?
Anyone who knows me would wonder why I didn't paint it white? Because lets face it - I'm pretty predictable with my love of everything white...
And I decided I didn't need it in my room after all, but we do need it in the living room.
So of course it would be white!!!!And beachy...
I got hubby to sand all the blue off and we got right back down to the wood. Once that was done I painted a quick coat of charcoal coloured paint over the whole table. When it was dry - I ran a candle along the edges and corners.
I totally forgot to take a picture of just the white table - who does that??
But I did take a photo of how the white paint just flakes off with the candle wax. I love it - so easy. I took a piece of scrap cloth and gently rubbed along the edges.
To do a shell theme to match my barstools , I used the shell from My Wonderful Walls. I enlarged it and printed on to cardstock , then cut it out and used it as a stencil.
It looked a little plain, so after much deliberation as to what words I would add - I settled on Sun, Sand and Seashells.
I used 3 different fonts from Picmonkey, printed onto card, and cut them out to make a stencil.
Using the same charcoal as the base coat of the table - I carefully sponged the paint over the stencil.
It worked - sigh of relief...
Once the stencil was dry, I sanded the whole table lightly and distressed the top again. I wanted the stencil to blend in with the white. Then I polished and polished the whole table to protect the surface.
Hubby also added a new drawer pull , and I popped in a wicker basket for added storage.
I'm really loving it in the sitting room. The drawer and basket are full of kids things and that's cool too.
It's cute and functional!!
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