Hi everyone and welcome to another version of themed furniture makeover day! This is that one time a month several DIY bloggers share their creativity with a theme. This month the theme is “DISTRESSED”. I have been anticipating my 70s End Table Makeover. I hope you enjoy it, too..
I started out by purchasing this end table from the thrift store for 10 dollars. You could tell it had been outside for quite some time. There was absolutely no vanish on it at all. Easy for me, but the wood soaked up every bit of paint I had. In the end, It looked just how I had hoped.
I thought a layered paint look would give this piece a nice distressed feel. My paint color for the base of the table was purchased at Habitat for Humanity. Unfortunately, the color isn’t labeled. But, I will call it “Stone”. For the accent color, I wanted to layer the colors and then sand through them.
My first layer is Aqua Wish from Behr.
The colors I wanted to layer with were Hotel St Frances Blue and Birchwood White from Valspar.
Using a sponge brush, I started with the St. Frances Hotel Blue. I liberally painted the top and the doors. Once they were almost dry, I covered the blue with Birchwood White.
When I was done covering the blue and the white was still tacky, I started sanding to see all the layers. I used a 120 grit sandpaper to roughen up the paint and the edges of the table.
I also chose to keep the same hardware that it came with. I like how it looks, as you can see the aqua, blue, and birchwood white.
Now I have something to keep our extra blankets and quilts in. It fits just right in our office/TV room.
This was such a fun project for me to share. Have you ever tried layering colors for a distressed look? It’s fun and takes a little time, especially if you don’t have a sander. But, in the end, it was well worth my time.
I hope you enjoy all of my friends and their version of distressed furniture, too.
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