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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I did see this at Chasing the Star...but it's still awesome, so I'm enjoying it again!ReplyDelete
Lol thanks Danni xxxDelete
Fantastic! I'll have to try that candle wax method sometime.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kammy xxDelete
I love your table. And I love the idea of using the candle on the edges for the distressed look. You learn something new everyday.ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa - I cant remember where I saw this tip - but have been using it ever since xx NatDelete
I have two bedside tables that are just asking for this treatment...thanks for the great idea Nat!!ReplyDelete
You're welcome Heather - I would love to see what you do with your tables xxxDelete
I like that candle idea to make it looked distressed...genius!!ReplyDelete
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Thanks Meredith xxDelete
I love your table and the wax tip! I'll be using that tip in the future! Great share, Natalie!ReplyDelete
Thank Mary xxxDelete
I agree - I really like the white much better than the blue. Great job!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Jeannie - I love the white xxDelete
Oh, my dear, you have done it again! Love the finish and the stencil is adorable! The basket is the perfect beachy touch!ReplyDelete
Thank you so so much Karen, xxxDelete
I love the idea of using candle wax for distressing - has to be so much easier than all that sanding. Think I will have to use it - thanks for sharing....Love the table it's really cute....ReplyDelete
Thankyou so much Cathy - I saw this tip on Pinterest but didn't pin it - so I have no idea where the original idea comes from.Delete
i really like this transformation, never tried distressing myself..maybe one of these days, thank you for the candle wax tip!ReplyDelete
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Thanks Rea - that candle trick saves so much time xxDelete